Man who tried to pass Old Town officer while driving drunk arrested, police say

Posted Feb. 06, 2012, at 4:09 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 06, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — An Indian Island man who was speeding on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning was stopped after he tried to pass an Old Town police cruiser, Capt. Kyle Smart said Monday.

Jeremia Goodall, 34, was driving northbound about 95 mph around 3 a.m. when he started to pass Officer Lee Miller near mile marker 183.

“That apparently is when he realized who he was passing and decided to slow down,” Smart said.

Miller pulled Goodall over and reportedly found alcohol in his back seat. When Goodall was given an Intoxilyzer test, his blood alcohol level “was just shy of three times the limit,” Smart said.

The state’s blood alcohol limit for motor vehicle operators is 0.08.

Goodall was charged with operating under the influence and taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. He was allowed to give $20 from his wallet to his passenger who used the money to get a cab home, Smart said.

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