POLICE BEAT

2 charged with alcohol offenses in Ellsworth

Posted Feb. 06, 2012, at 12:13 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 06, 2012, at 5:18 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Two people are facing alcohol-related charges in separate incidents after police conducted an underage drinking detail late last week.

Ellsworth police officers arrested a Bucksport woman Friday night on charges of operating a motor vehicle after habitual offender revocation and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants after she allegedly drove over a curb on Route 1 in front of a local furniture rent-to-own business.

In a report on the incident, Officer Chad Wilmot indicated that Katie Proulx, 23, blew out a tire on the vehicle she was driving when she drove over the curb. Proulx was given a breath test to gauge her blood alcohol content before being taken without further incident to Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth around 11:30 p.m. Friday, Wilmot wrote in the report.

Earlier that day, shortly before 5 p.m., Ellsworth officers on the same detail charged Bonnie McCarthy, 20, of Ellsworth, with possession of a false ID and illegal transportation of liquor by a minor after she bought alcohol from a High Street convenience store, according to Ellsworth police Lt. Harold Page.

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