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Portland man arrested for drug OUI, paraphernalia after being pulled over for speeding, police say

Posted June 11, 2012, at 11:43 a.m.

SACO, Maine — Saco police arrested a Portland man early Sunday who was allegedly under the influence of drugs following a traffic stop.

Mark Giligo, 46, is facing charges of operating under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Saco Deputy Chief Jeff Holland.

Holland said Officer Rachel Horning stopped Giligo’s vehicle for speeding on Main Street just after midnight Sunday. Giligo was arrested and transported to the Saco police station after he failed field sobriety tests.

Giligo tested negative for alcohol at the station, but Horning, one of the department’s drug recognition technicians, tested Giligo for drugs and found the man had an undisclosed substance in his system.

“We won’t know for three, four weeks until the tests come back,” said Holland of the drug.

A glass pipe was found in Giligo’s vehicle, Holland said, resulting in the paraphernalia charge. A passenger in the vehicle, Catherine Sprague, 28, of Portland, was issued a summons for possession of scheduled drugs, while a third woman in the car was not charged.

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