June 25, 2018
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Hallowell man faces multiple charges after Orono stop

By Jamison Cocklin, Special to the BDN


A Hallowell man was charged with five separate offenses early Friday after an officer with the Orono Police Department reportedly spotted a vehicle turning the wrong way on a one-way street.  


Officer Derek Dinsmore witnessed Lawrence Foster, 21, leave the Pine Street municipal lot behind the Bear Brew Pub in Orono and head in the wrong direction down a one-way drive next to Margarita’s restaurant at around 1:30 a.m. Friday, Capt. Josh Ewing said.

Foster then proceeded to take another turn in the wrong direction onto Mill Street, also a one-way, which prompted Dinsmore to stop the vehicle.


Once the officer approached the car, he noticed a strong smell of alcohol in the vehicle, Ewing said.


During the stop, it was found that Foster’s license was under suspension. Officer Dinsmore also discovered a small amount of Schedule Z drugs that Foster could not prove were his own, Ewing said.  


After field sobriety tests were conducted, Foster was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, operating after suspension, unlawful possession of Schedule Z drugs, falsifying evidence and failure to provide his correct name and birth date.


Foster was taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, where he remained Friday afternoon.

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