Dedham man on bail caught driving drunk for third time, police say

Posted Sept. 18, 2012, at 2:23 p.m.

HOLDEN, Maine — A Dedham man who was out on bail on a domestic violence assault charge was arrested early Saturday for his third drunken driving offense in five years, Holden police Sgt. Gene Fizell said Monday.

Claustin Lawrence III, 25, was stopped by Officer Bruce Graybill at 12:15 a.m. and charged with felony operating under the influence due to prior convictions for drunken driving in 2007 and 2008, the sergeant said.

“His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit in Maine,” Fizell said. “We also found Mr. Lawrence was out on bail for a domestic violence assault in Dedham, with one condition that he was not to possess or consume alcohol.”

Lawrence was charged with violating the conditions of his release for the alleged domestic assault offense in August, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and operating in violation of his conditional driver’s license.

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where bail was set at $1,000 cash, a jail official said. Lawrence remained there on Tuesday. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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