April 25, 2018
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Man with long criminal history arrested for drinking at Bangor park

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police say the park on Second Street has posed a problem in dealing with public drinking, but they were able to arrest a man with a lengthy criminal history there Wednesday.

Gerard Godin, 56, a Bangor transient, was hanging out with another transient around 8:55 a.m. at the park, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

The problem was, Godin was allegedly consuming alcohol, an infraction the sergeant said has prompted police to patrol the area heavily and keep their eyes out for public intoxication.

Godin was placed under arrest and charged with consuming alcohol in public, according to Edwards.

Godin’s criminal history dates back to 1992, according to court archives printed in the Bangor Daily News.

Godin’s rap sheet includes an arrest on Christmas Eve in 2010 for domestic violence assault.

Godin was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail.

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