Orland motorist stopped for vehicle defect faces slew of charges

Posted Oct. 03, 2011, at 10:51 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — An Orland man was arrested early Sunday morning on several charges after he was stopped by a Brewer police officer because of a vehicle defect.

Marcus Tweedie, 26, was placed under arrest shortly after he was stopped about 1:10 a.m. by Brewer police Officer Kristie Bouchard, Cpl. Levi Sewall said Monday night, citing an arrest report.

The trouble for Tweedie began when Bouchard noted that Tweedie fared poorly on field sobriety tests, Sewall said. Subsequent testing led to a charge of operating under the influence.

Tweedie racked up a charge of operating after suspension after a check with motor vehicle records showed that his driver’s license was under suspension, Sewall said. He said that Tweedie also was charged with possession of a scheduled drug after Vicodin pills for which he did not have a prescription were found on his person during a patdown.

Tweedie, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest, since has been released on bail, a jail official confirmed Monday night.