Someone at Walmart called police early Wednesday to report that a man at the store with a young child was tripping over things and appeared to be intoxicated, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.
Police Officer Kevin Haefele went to the store to investigate and interview Damon Bisacre, 26, of Bangor at around 12:05 a.m.
During the interview, Haefele noted that Bisacre “couldn’t stand up good,” Edwards said.
Bisacre said he takes a prescription drug daily and his last dose was taken at 8 a.m., which was 16 hours earlier, according to Edwards. The sergeant said Haefele went to his cruiser and watched as Bisacre got behind the wheel of his vehicle with his girlfriend and a 3-year-old child as his passengers.
The officer “observed this vehicle run through a couple of blinking red lights without stopping” and pulled him over, according to Edwards. Bisacre failed a field sobriety test but an Intoxilyzer test showed he had not been drinking.
A drug recognition expert was called in and Bisacre was charged with operating under the influence of drugs. He was not arrested, Edwards said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)