ST. FRANCIS, Maine — A St. Francis man was charged with multiple crimes Thursday evening after he allegedly assaulted another man with a knife after the man tried to prevent him from driving drunk.
While on their way to a call about a fight in progress at a home in St. Francis, two state troopers were told that 33-year-old Aaron McBreairty had left the scene on his dirt bike and that a knife had been used in his altercation with 34-year-old Corey Ouellette of St. Francis, according to Maine State Police Sgt. Brian Harris.
Trooper Timmy Saucier met McBreairty a few moments later operating a Yamaha dirt bike. The trooper stopped him and while asking questions about the incident determined that McBreairty had been drinking. He also observed injuries on McBreairty’s face that could have occurred in a recent fight.
Saucier arrested McBreairty for operating under the influence and operating after revocation and took him to the Fort Kent Police Department.
Saucier and Trooper Todd Stetson then returned to St. Francis to talk to Ouellette and other witnesses about the fight. Ouellette told them that McBreairty had been visiting and then had tried to leave on his dirt bike, Harris reported. Ouellette said he knew that McBreairty had been drinking and tried to keep him from leaving the residence. McBreairty took out a knife and assaulted Ouellette with it, police were told. Ouellette was able to get the knife away from McBreairty during the struggle and McBreairty left the residence on his dirt bike, according to the troopers’ report.
The troopers then also charged McBreairty with assault.
Ouellette suffered a cut to his hand but did not require medical treatment, according to Harris.