Man arrested after McDonald’s employee smells alcohol in drive-through

Posted April 13, 2012, at 1:33 p.m.
Last modified April 13, 2012, at 6:33 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A man who tried to order food from a McDonald’s drive-through window was arrested Thursday when an employee suspected the man was drunk, according to police.

The employee called the police on Jedidiah Rambo, 26, of Bangor when he went through the Broadway restaurant’s drive-through window just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Bangor police Sgt. Garry Higgins said Friday.

The employee smelled alcohol on the man when he paid for his order, and saw him vomiting out his truck as he waited for his food, according to Higgins. Police stopped Rambo’s vehicle as it left McDonald’s.

Rambo failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested. Higgins wouldn’t say exactly what Rambo’s blood alcohol level was, only that it was nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08.

Rambo, who has two prior OUI convictions, was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail.