BANGOR, Maine — A Deer Isle man was stopped by Hampden police after he drove the wrong way down a one-way road when leaving Barnaby’s on Odlin Road early Saturday, and his passenger got so upset he also was arrested, police say.
William Smith, 27, was stopped at about 1:40 a.m. after exiting the bar’s back parking lot and turning left onto the one-way ramp onto Outer Hammond Street. Hampden called Bangor and he was charged by Bangor police Officer Kevin Murphy with operating under the influence, Potter said.
While Murphy was checking to see if Smith was drinking and driving, Officer David Farrar spoke with his passenger, Brennon Potter, 23, of Lamoine, who was agitated and confrontational, the sergeant said.
Potter, who has no known relation to Sergeant Potter, was given several warnings to calm down but he ignored those and began walking into the roadway. Eventually, he was placed into handcuffs for his safe-being. After his friend was arrested, Farrar took off the handcuffs, and that is when Potter puffed up his chest, clenched his fists and took an aggressive stand and “it got physical” and he was taken to the ground and arrested, the sergeant said.
The Lamoine man was charged with refusing to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct. He and Smith were taken to Penobscot County Jail. En route to jail, Potter was apparently still mad and kicked at the windows and the door, the sergeant said.
About 30 minutes before Smith’s drunk driving arrest, a Waldoboro man was arrested for refusing to leave Barnaby’s in a separate incident, Potter said.
Benjamin Tripp, 25, was repeatedly asked to leave the bar at about 1:05 a.m., shortly after drinking hours ended, but he refused and was charged with criminal trespassing, the sergeant said.