April 20, 2018
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Waterville man arrested after picking fights while drunk, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — An intoxicated Waterville man who refused to cooperate with police wound up cooling off in jail, police said.

Waterville police had numerous units patrolling the downtown area late Friday into early Saturday, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey, and one man, Bennie Coutu, 33, had been trying to pick fights on Temple Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police repeatedly warned Coutu that if he kept attempting to instigate fights, he would be arrested, according to Rumsey, and when he threw a punch at somebody, officers had enough.

Coutu wouldn’t go quietly, however, as officers struggled to get him into custody, Rumsey said. The suspect finally complied when one officer deployed his stun gun.

Coutu was booked on charges of disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest and taken to Kennebec County Jail.

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