May 21, 2018
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Bangor man staggering in street arrested, police say

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Peter J. Pelletier
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — People started calling police Thursday afternoon to report a man who appeared to be drunk walking down the middle of Ohio Street. The man was later arrested, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Peter J. Pelletier II, 31, of Bangor was out on bail when he was stopped around 3 p.m. His conditions of release barred him from consuming or possessing alcohol or drugs, the sergeant said.  

“We got reports that someone was staggering in the road. It was him,” Edwards said of Pelletier.

When police searched him, Pelletier possessed diverted Klonopin, an anti-anxiety drug, according to Edwards. Pelletier was charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and violating his bail conditions and was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Pelletier has a number of convictions on his record over the last eight years, according to court listings in the Bangor Daily News.

He was convicted on a charge of criminal attempt in December 2009 and ordered to spend 48 hours in jail and pay a $400 fine. In May 2006, he was convicted of operating a vehicle after habitual offender revocation, and four counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, which resulted in four concurrent three-year prison terms, with all but nine months suspended, and two years of probation.

In 2003, while living in Milford, Pelletier was convicted of violating conditions of release, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, and operating a motor vehicle after license suspension.

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