Bangor woman charged with driving under the influence of drugs

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, at 12:29 p.m.
April Kane
Penobscot County Jail
April Kane

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman with a history of drug use was caught behind the wheel of a car early Friday and later charged with driving under the influence of drugs, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said.

Someone called police about 12:25 a.m. to report an erratic vehicle on First Street. Minutes later, Officer Josh Kuhn caught up with April Kane, 26, on Second Street, the lieutenant said.

A drug recognition expert exam was conducted and determined that “she was under the influence of cannabis and opiates,” Hunt said.

Kane was allegedly found with the synthetic drug bath salts, Xanax, Ritalin and a multiblade knife in her pocket.

She was charged with unlawful possession of hallucinogenic drugs, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and for the OUI-drugs, Hunt said. Kane was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there at noon Friday.

Kane was convicted in April of three charges — unlawful possession of oxycodone, criminal trespass and theft by receiving stolen property — and was sentenced to five months in jail for each to be served concurrently and a $400 fine, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

She also was kicked out of a Bangor hotel room in December and was arrested after she returned to the hotel clicking a stun gun, a knife and diverted narcotic prescription pills, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said at the time. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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