Comments for: Hermon man, 19, arrested on OUI charge at University of Maine

Posted March 30, 2012, at 2:57 p.m.

ORONO | A 19-year-old Hermon man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol early Friday morning on the University of Maine campus. Taylor Gross was stopped for speeding just before 2 a.m. on Rangeley Road by a campus police officer, according to university spokesman Ron …

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  • Guest

    Rule of thumb Taylor, don’t be the only mouse that the cat can see in the dark of night. Back in the old days a .12 might turn into a .10 by the time the blood test was taken back at the police station. Damn those new fangled instant tests. Nothing saves you from a .22 though. You lucked out -you didn’t kill another drunk doing what you should have-WALKED.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully this will be a wake up call at his age.  Yeah it may be fun and cool to party and get hammered, but your rolling the dice in killing someone in an accident or even yourself when your driving drunk.  This is his one chance to wake up and make the change.  

  • Roy Blenkhorn

    thats always a good idea when drunk to be speeding down a college street where the police are sitting waiting..

  • Anonymous

    BTW, isnt  0.0 the limit if under 21?

    • Anonymous

      yeah…so I guess he was 22 times over the legal limit

      • Anonymous

        or over the limit to infinity?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone familiar with Orono or UMaine….Scratch that, anyone driving over the speed limit at 2am is just asking to get caught.  I got pulled over for being 5 over the limit one evening after just using hand sanitizer (I don’t drink and I’m a germaphobe ftr) and had to do a field sobriety test because the Officer “smelled alcohol on my breath.”  I was let go obviously.

  • Anonymous

    Glad they got him off the road for now. Good job.

  • waynorth1

    Keep a blanket in the vehicle and sleep in the back seat if you have to…….lucky he didn’t kill someone.  

  • Anonymous

    I remember, similar age and blood alcohol level…  took another 20 years before I figured it out.  I didn’t get in trouble every time I drank, but every time I got in trouble I had been drinking.  Spent 20 more years embarrassing myself, family, friends, and employers.  You don’t need to be “that guy.”  Nice kid from a nice family, bad choice and a chance to learn from the luckiest of outcomes. 

    • jimbobhol

      Words very well put and I resemble those remarks. Listen up kid a lot of us have been.

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