Hampden teen caught driving drunk in Bangor, police say

Posted June 26, 2012, at 4:03 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 17-year-old from Hampden was caught drunken driving late Monday in downtown Bangor and was arrested for operating under the influence of intoxicants, police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

The teenager, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, was given a field sobriety test about 11 p.m. and then taken to the police station to have his blood tested for alcohol, the sergeant said.

By law, the juvenile could be charged with OUI for having even a trace of alcohol in his bloodstream, Edwards said.

The Intoxilyzer test showed “he was over the .08 limit,” the sergeant said, referring to the state’s legal limit for those age 21 and older.

The juvenile was charged and then released to his mother, Edwards said.