Scarborough councilor charged with OUI reaches deal to avoid jail

Posted Jan. 26, 2012, at 9:47 a.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A Scarborough town councilor facing a drunken driving charge has reached a plea deal that helps her avoid jail time.

Judith Roy was charged with operating under the influence and operating under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent, which carries a mandatory penalty of two days in jail.

Under the agreement, the 68-year-old Roy pleaded guilty to the lesser charge and the more serious charge was dismissed. She was fined $500 and her license was suspended for 90 days.

Prosecutors tell The Portland Press Herald such deals are common in similar cases.

A motorist reported an erratic driver on Black Point Road around 10 p.m. on Sept. 17. Police say the motorist followed Roy to her home, where they were met by police.