Winslow man with more than 3 priors faces another OUI charge

Posted Aug. 15, 2012, at 9:17 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Winslow man was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, criminal mischief and refusing to sign a summons last week after he was pulled over by a Maine State Police trooper.

Timothy Reynolds, 51, was driving south on Interstate 95, near the Hogan Road exit, when Trooper Josh D’Angelo caught up with him late last Thursday night.

D’Angelo said this week that he had been asked to be on the lookout for an erratic driver when he spotted Reynolds, who allegedly was driving 81 mph in a 55 mph zone. He said Reynolds showed signs of being under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

According to the trooper, Reynolds was not a cooperative subject.

“He was confrontational. When I put him in the back [of the police cruiser], he became very agitated,” D’Angelo said. He said that Reynolds struggled, kicking the radio and radar equipment off the cruiser’s dash, and that he later tussled with intake personnel at Penobscot County Jail.

The drunk driving charge was elevated to Class C felony status because Reynolds, who refused to undergo blood-alcohol content testing, had more than three prior OUI convictions on his driving record, D’Angelo said.

Reynolds, who is out on bail, is scheduled to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center next month, D’Angelo said.

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