POLICE BEAT

Scarborough councilwoman’s blood-alcohol level was nearly twice legal limit

Posted Sept. 29, 2011, at 12:26 p.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A Scarborough town official who was arrested on a charge of drunken driving earlier this month had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit, a court document said.

Judith Roy, 68, a Town Council chairwoman, faces two counts of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants stemming from the Sept. 17 incident. One count was because she allegedly exceeded the legal limit of 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content. The second count was related to her BAC allegedly being nearly twice the legal limit.

Roy’s BAC was reportedly 0.15, an offense that carries a minimum of 48 hours in jail, while the charge of exceeding a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 doesn’t require jail time. A $400 fine and 90-day suspension of Roy’s drivers license apply to both charges.

Roy’s arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 2.

According to police, Roy was taken to the Scarborough police station after she pulled into her Second Avenue driveway. A motorist had reported a car driving erratically around 10 p.m. Sept. 17, and the motorist followed Roy and they intersected at her home with an officer coming from the northern part of town.

“The officer did a field sobriety test, felt that she was under the influence and arrested her,” Scarborough Police Chief Robert Moulton told the Bangor Daily News.

Moulton did not go into further detail regarding the incident.

Roy served on the town council from 1990-99, and was elected again in 2007. She won another three-year term last fall.

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