Hampden man charged with OUI after hitting parked cars

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 07, 2011, at 10:27 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An intoxicated Hampden man attempting to leave the Columbia Street parking garage in Bangor early Saturday crashed into a couple of parked cars and later was charged with operating under the influence, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

“A guy crashed into three cars while trying to exit the garage, went the wrong way down a one-way street and then went through a flashing red light,” Edwards said.

Anthony Parks, 29, left the garage after hitting the vehicles at about 3:45 a.m. and drove his Ford F-150 down Columbia Street, which is a one-way street, traveling in the wrong direction toward Hammond Street, Edwards said.

Officer Kevin Murphy reportedly caught up with Parks after he left Columbia Street, turned right onto Hammond Street and then ran through the blinking red light at the junction with Main Street, near Thai Siam.

Parks was taken to the Bangor police station and given an Intoxilyzer test. Edwards would not release Parks’ blood alcohol level but said the Intoxilyzer test results exceeded the state’s legal limit of 0.08.

Parks was charged with OUI and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, the sergeant said. He was not arrested.

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