BANGOR, Maine — A local woman is facing a felony charge after Bangor police Officer Taylor Bagley noticed an idling car early Friday morning near the intersection of Main and Cedar streets and followed it when “it kind of took off,” Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.
“She was parked on the side of the road with the lights on at 2 a.m.” near the police station, the sergeant said.
Tammy Bragdon, 43, of Bangor was pulled over on First Street by Bagley. She was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and felony aggravated operating a vehicle after habitual offender license revocation. The felony charge was lodged because “she has priors,” Edwards said.
Bragdon was convicted in January 2010 of operating a vehicle while her license was suspended or revoked and violating conditions of her release, according to Bangor Daily News archives. The next month she was convicted of operating a vehicle while under influence of intoxicants.
She also was convicted of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs in April 2006, the BDN listings state.
Bragdon was taken to the Penobscot County Jail after her arrest on Friday and was released, a jail official said. She could face up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000 if convicted on the felony charge.