June 19, 2018
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Drunk transient arrested at Folk Festival, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient was arrested at the American Folk Festival after he got drunk and was asked to leave but returned, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Peter Wing, 50, was arrested for criminal trespassing and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

“He was intoxicated and bothering patrons” on the waterfront, Edwards said. “They kicked him out and told him not to return, but later found him on a bench behind the Sea Dog.”

Wing was released at court on Monday.

He was arrested at Gomez Park in July 2011 after he was caught drinking in public and allegedly refused to put down his beverage when asked to do so by a police officer, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

That same month, he was convicted of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct, which earned him 24 hours behind bars, and disorderly conduct and drinking in public, which carried a penalty of 15 days in jail for each, the BDN listings state. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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