Man jailed for driving drunk two times in a five-week span

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 03, 2011, at 8:54 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A man charged New Year’s Eve with drunken driving in Brewer — his second charge of operating under the influence of intoxicants in five weeks — was sentenced Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to two days in jail for the first incident and 10 days for the second.

Leonard Partridge, 39, of Brewer was ordered to serve the sentences concurrently in the Penobscot County Jail after pleading guilty to drunken driving on Nov. 25 in Waterville and on Dec. 31 in Brewer. In addition, District Court Judge Bruce Jordan ordered Partridge to pay a $600 fine on each charge. His driver’s license was suspended for 90 days on each charge.

In a plea agreement with prosecutors, a bail violation charge for the Dec. 31 incident was dismissed and the Waterville case was transferred from Kennebec County to Penobscot County.

Partridge, 39, was on Chamberlain Street in Brewer when Cpl. Nelson Ferro stopped him at 1:17 a.m. Dec. 31, according to a previously published report. Partridge, who was on bail for the Nov. 25 arrest and driving with a suspended license, failed a field sobriety test, Brewer police said last week.

Details on his Waterville arrest were not available late Monday.

Partridge’s exact blood alcohol levels were not discussed in court Monday. His blood alcohol level in November was higher than the legal limit of 0.08 percent but lower than 0.15 percent, Tracy Collins, assistant district attorney for Penobscot County, told the judge. In December, it was more than 0.15 percent, she said.

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