Comments for: Orrington woman, who claimed to be 8 months pregnant, arrested on OUI charge

Posted Dec. 12, 2012, at 9:58 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 13, 2012, at 6:01 p.m.

OLD TOWN | An Orrington woman who told police she was pregnant was arrested earlier this month on a charge of operating under the influence after a Veazie police sergeant saw her driving erratically on Stillwater Avenue in Orono and followed her to Old Town. After she allegedly performed …

CORRECTION:

This story was amended to reflect that the woman told police she was pregnant but her condition has not been confirmed.

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  • Bertha Gruntz

    Sad. Another Fetal Alcohol Syndrome kid that will go into State care. This problem is so widespread. People don’t seem to care about anything anymore.

    • Anonymous

      Besides the OUI, What other charges could they press on this woman? Assault? Child endangerment? Anything? Anyone?

    • Bill Cat

      “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,” another phrase that fell by the wayside — right along with dysfunctional, genetic predisposition and family of origin. Wish he picture was here for comparison… Lets see now, low IQ, close-set beady eyes, very limited attention span, tendency toward outbursts and violence… Kee-rist, better stop now, that’s about 20% of the people I know. LOL

      Hmm, Driving through Old Town at 1AM, a cast on one foot with three with drunks in the car, designated driver and still over the limit — you might be an alcoholic.

      • Henderson bobby

        Some have average or above average IQs . but still have some social issues. Education dose not due a great job of addressing them.

      • Anonymous

        They will nab you in Old Town for going 2 mph over the Speed Limit at that hour. I know, I’ve been there before!

        • Anonymous

          I’m older now (late 40’s) but I knew better than to drive through Old Town and Orono at that time of night 30 years ago!

    • Ashley Dyer

      This woman is my cousin. She is not pregnant. Not a week along, not five or eight months… she just isn’t pregnant.

      • Anonymous

        Then why did she tell the police she was pregnant? Trying to dodge the OUI charges?

        • Anonymous

          She was just fat.

          • jerrymyx

            one fat liar

  • 3rd rail

    Yeah, and we wonder why some have the predisposition toward addictions. No doubt as well the father of the child is a loady themselves, if she even knows who the father of the child is, and then most likely lock up for violation of release.

    Stay tune as another Maine saga unfolds..

    • Anonymous

      This child should be tracked for 18 years and studied. Would make a great case study.

      • Anonymous

        That’s no way to treat a child. Children are not lab rats.

        • Anonymous

          We are all lab rats….almost every move we make is being documented….

          • Anonymous

            I’m so glad the day of big brother is upon us.

  • Anonymous

    Next month taxpayers will be paying for what she is lugging around for the next 18 years

    • Anonymous

      The first of many to come.,I bet…

  • Anonymous

    IDIOIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and im sure good ol DHHS will let her take the baby home from the hospital…The State of Maine Stinks!

    • Henderson bobby

      I would sooner trust that mother than DHHS.

  • anna12988

    Despite what this article says, she is not pregnant. Yes, she was drinking and driving which is not a good thing, but she would never be pregnant and drink at the same time. She actually, is a very good person and this article should be taken down.

    • Lauren King

      A very good person who was driving DRUNK!!! Pregnant or not there is NO excuse for drinking and driving!!!

      • travelinseamstress

        No one made an excuse for her driving drunk. Someone explained that she was not pregnant and that there is a significant difference between driving drunk and driving drunk EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT. The article is not factual and the errors should in fact be fixed, obviously.

        • Anonymous

          Ah no….operating under the influence is operating under the influence. She made a conscious choice to get behind the wheel (pregnant or not) and drive down the road after consuming enough intoxicating beverages to “blow” a 0.14 BAC.

          • travelinseamstress

            Allow me to reiterate my actual point as it was clearly misunderstood. She was driving drunk. An article stating that she was driving drunk is acceptable. She was not pregnant. An article stating that she was driving drunk while pregnant is not acceptable. I am not looking to pass judgement on anyone or make a statement on the act of drinking and driving, the level of incompetence at the BDN is astounding. The errors in the article should be fixed to mirror the events that actually happened that night, obviously.

          • Anonymous

            Fair enough. But remember the BDN only can report what they are told.

          • travelinseamstress

            I respectfully disagree. Since when is it a newspaper’s duty to report everything they’ve been told? I would venture out on a limb far enough to say that it would be the newspaper’s duty as a “reputable” source of news to take the information they’ve been told about and verify its legitimacy before printing it or broadcasting it to the general public as fact. It would be a pretty simple error to rectify. “The police report stated the woman said she was eight months pregnant, this hasn’t been directly verified.” “The woman told the officer involved she was eight months pregnant, we are unable to reach her for comment at this time.” Yada, yada, yada…

          • Anonymous

            Who does the BDN verify it with? The suspect? Annominous posters to the BDN?

            Ms. Dickey was stopped for suspicion of OUI, she failed her field sobriety test, she blew a .14 BAC. She is suspected of drunk driving and people are more concerned about a statement someone made about a pregnancy that may or may not be true then the fact that she put herself (the DD), her passengers, other drivers and the geneeral public at risk. She is lucky she didn’t cause an accident or kill someone.

            That is what we should be discussion unless your concern is about the woman’s reputation which I think may have been more damaged by the OUI charge then a pregnancy.

          • travelinseamstress

            If the BDN chooses not to verify facts that is their decision, they just need to clarify to the public when what they are writing is not factual, but instead it is alleged. The woman’s reputation is neither here nor there, she got a DUI this is a fact and I agree with it because her breathalyzer registered in at 0.14 which qualifies her as legally drunk. This is a fact. I am not concerned with the woman’s reputation, but rather, something entirely different. I am concerned that a news source is printing a story that focuses on this purportedly pregnant woman when central argument should be grounded by facts about her DUI. The woman got a DUI because she blew a 0.14 BAC, yes let us all discuss this to our hearts’ content. It was dangerous and she endangered lives; please debate amongst yourselves. My issue is that the central focus of the article (given away by its title) is that the woman driving drunk was eight months pregnant and a correction to this article should have been released by now. My sole concern is the integrity of the BDN. I don’t want to have to second guess the validity of every article I read because they report assumptions as fact.

        • Anonymous

          Sorry but, drunk driving is drunk driving whether you are pregnant or not.

      • Henderson bobby

        You right thier is no excuse for driving drunk. Dose that make her not a good person? Lets see as many people are killed by unnecessary operations as drunk drivers. Doctor must be just plain evil. or texting while driving kills as many. But we would not call a person using thier cell phone while driving a bad person.

    • Anonymous

      Why would she tell the officers at the scene she was 8 months pregnant? Trying to convince the officer she wouldn’t drive drunk because she was?

    • Anonymous

      Very good people do not Drink & Drive…. Nor do they lie about being pregnant.. I am sorry but she is not a very good person

      • Henderson bobby

        Few people are “very good”. Let see 12,000 people a year are killed by operations that were not necessary. Odds of dying about 1 in 500 much more riskey than drunk driving. But yet we respect doctors . A mistake is a mistake. Maybe you do not drive drunk but most people could go along with things that are just plain wrong.

  • Anonymous

    The girl isn’t pregnant…I know her and she made a dumb move but she is NOT pregnant. Not sure how that got into the police report and story but its dead wrong.

    • Anonymous

      because she told the officers she was pregnant and was the D.D. She specifically said she was 8 months along.

      • Anonymous

        Her FB page makes it seem as if she’s done this before.

  • travelinseamstress

    Every vulgar comment below regarding the “pregnant” drunk driver should be redirected to the “author” of this article. You have got to be kidding me, does any one check their sources and/or facts anymore? Is this a news source or a gossip rag? The vehicle’s driver was not at the time, nor is she now pregnant.

    • Anonymous

      She told the officer she was pregnant, and apparently looked like it. Hard to expect officers to take along ultrasounds on patrol :/

      • travelinseamstress

        “She told the officer she was pregnant.” There are some facts right there. “She was 8 months pregnant.” Not a remotely factual statement. This is not a reaction for or against the driver, this is simply a reader begging the BDN to properly vet information before reporting it to the general masses.

      • Anonymous

        Very true, maybe they can add an US machine to the defibs they already carry. Would help in cases like this.

    • Anonymous

      From the comments stating she is not pregnant, I’d say, move over Enquirer.

    • Anonymous

      Emery confirmed that Dickey told him she was pregnant at least twice before she was taken to jail — once shortly after she was pulled over and again after she was placed under arrest, at which time she specifically said she was eight months along.

  • I think ignorant people like you shouldn’t be able to post on here. You have no idea whether this article is true or not, I happen to know for a fact she wasn’t pregnant, the author of this should be ashamed of posting this..

    • Anonymous

      Hey McDonalds boy, we only read what is written…. genius!

      • What does it matter where im employed? And do you believe everything you read?

    • asportsfan

      Why are we ignorant? We are commenting on what was WRITTEN.

  • Anonymous

    Kyle, why did she say she was then? To try to convince the police she was the DD? They have video now a days…

  • County Escapee

    An accusation of being ‘visibly pregnant’ (an observation not attributed to anyone) while actually not would make most 26 year olds run to Jenny Craig.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t even a new news story…”earlier this month” come on Bangor Daily get with it…

  • Anonymous

    It would be interesting to know whether the obstetrician delivering the child diagnoses fetal alcohol syndrome. It could be worse – the child could be born addicted to heroin or synthetic opiates. There’s too many born each year in Maine displaying withdrawl symptoms(eight hundred forty-some last year IIRC).

    • Anonymous

      I would bet that fetal alcohol syndrome has longer lasting effects.

      • Henderson bobby

        Lifetime. It may show up in facial features or mental problems.

  • Anonymous

    Drinking booze while pregnant. Now the kid will likely have a birth defect and or learning disability or some other mental and or physical impairment….and the taxpayers will be stuck paying for that extra expense,Medicare,special ed programs,etc….on top of regular welfare.payments

    • Anonymous

      Haha, on top of the regular welfare payments….well done! Its so dysfunctional that we now even forget we are paying for this behavior!

      • Anonymous

        Mothers who have kids with mental and or physical birth defects or autism , dont want to blame it on themselves for boozing drugging or smoking while pregnant. They want to blame it on someone else or chemicals in plastic bottles, or some other scape goat excuse.

  • Dumb and Dumber candidate.

  • Why is this just now being reported in the news? If it wasn’t worthy of a story at the beginning of the month, what makes it worthy now?

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable!! Apparently this is not the first time she has pulled the
    pregnant friend card. Not sure why I did this but if you scroll down to
    Nov 1 on her facebook page she posted a status that says “I Just had to
    play the ‘pregnant’ friend so we wouldn’t go to jail”. Sounds like a real winner…

    • 3rd rail

      We ain’t buying it ! You people are trying to cover for the fact that the child never made it to term because of alcohol poisoning. For the love of who ever urge her to get sterilized.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t get me wrong I’m on your side. I think she is/was pregnant and is trying to use it as an excuse…twice in about a month… like I said. Sounds like a real winner

        • If she had a miscarriage because of that im pretty sure you would be reading an article that said she did…. Do you really think that story would be hidden? You dont have to believe me because some of you are being too ignorant and not rationalizing here, Im her brother and was out that night with her and her friends, wasnt present at the time of her being pulled over as I had gone home early but there is no way in hell I would of let her drink if I thought she was pregnant…

          • jerrymyx

            no, maybe just let her drive huh?

          • If you read correctly I said I went home early, but ill excuse your inability to comprehend that.

          • Anonymous

            “Emery confirmed that Dickey told him she was pregnant at least twice before she was taken to jail — once shortly after she was pulled over and again after she was placed under arrest, at which time she specifically said she was eight months along.”

    • Guest

      You did it because like a lot of posters you are simply looking to gossip and bad mouth someone you don’t know.

      • jerrymyx

        did you even think, SHE started the gossip, by lying to the Police Officer?

        • Anonymous

          Hit the nail on the head right there. How anyone can defend her with a straight face is beyond me. Whether she was pregnant or not she was still driving drunk and still lied to a police officer…twice!!

      • Anonymous

        And there YOU go assuming something about somebody YOU don’t know. I can tell you for a fact that, unfortunate as it may be, I DO know this person, albeit, from back in school. Let’s just say I wasn’t surprised by the article and leave it at that!!

    • Anonymous

      Do U have a link to the FB page?

      • Anonymous

        BDN keeps deleting the links to her page so maybe this will be allowed. It is just a copy/past of her status from Nov. 1. Again, regardless of whether or not she is pregnant, she has obviously tried this brilliant move at least twice.

        Stephanie Dickey
        November 1 via Samsung Mobile
        I just had to play the “pregnant” friend so we wouldn’t go to jail….i
        35Like ·

        • Anonymous

          Thanks.

          • No she deleted her fb because of people like you that have nothing better to do than discuss something that not only is false but weren’t there, you see people in the court section with OUI’s and DUI’s all the time, do you try to ruin their lives? I would advise you do you and not troll on here to make people believe something that is not.

    • Anonymous

      To dontyell (because it won’t let me reply directly to you)

      It is amazing to me how the people who are defending this girl cannot
      seem to see the bigger picture. The intent of my posting her past
      facebook post was simply to show that she has used the “pregnant friend”
      lie to law enforcement on at least TWO separate occasions. It does not
      matter whether or not both times were for a DUI. That is not the point
      I was making.

      Those of you defending her need to admit the
      facts. SHE made an extremely stupid decision, SHE fed false information
      to an officer and wonders why is shows up on the police report/media,
      and SHE will have to live with the consequences. Just feel fortunate
      that this is not a much more tragic article and “move on”…

  • Anonymous

    Just another infant that will be released from the hospital to a Foster family. So sad to think someone can be so abusive to such an innocent life!!

  • Anonymous

    Which is it, BDN?? Was she pregnant or not? Please read through these comments and let them know the truth. So many people who know this woman say she never was pregnant and she only said she was so she could get out of an OUI.

  • Tonia Miller Gray

    does anyone notice how long the cop followed her before he pulled her over put a
    lot of lives i danger why not pull her over before she kills someone just saying seam like he had her in the first place

    • Henderson bobby

      We can not randomly stop people with no reason Driving a few miles under the speed limit in a 65mph zone is not against they law .

  • Anonymous

    Another Mother of the Year candidate. Take the baby from her when it’s born and give to a family who cares.

  • PorkChopSAMICH

    SO i’m just to understand that this woman wasn’t pregnant….but actually rotund enough to be mistaken as pregnant? Even with a news article written about her? This is comedy gold! Thanks Maine for never being dull.

  • Bronner

    She is not pregnant. Way to print her name and make false accusations against her, maybe they should have given her a pregnancy test at the station and confirm the officers SUSPICIONS before dragging her name through dirt.

    • jerrymyx

      What is with you people?? defending her and knocking the police, when they were just doing their job, the usual way, in giving the story( which she gave them) to the press. Print her name, like they do for anybody caught drinking and driving.
      Do you live under a rock?
      . The names of police officers ect. are given to the press, why do YOU think SHE is special, and her name should be withheld?… Do you know for certainty, the Police can administer such a test at the station?
      Dragging her through dirt, you say! She could have ended up buried in 6 feet of dirt!! Thank God and get off here, defending a drunk driver!!!

      • PorkChopSAMICH

        She looks like she lives under a rock….or at least in a bottle of booze

    • Anonymous

      ” Emery confirmed that Dickey told him she was pregnant at least twice before she was taken to jail — once shortly after she was pulled over and again after she was placed under arrest, at which time she specifically said she was eight months along.”

  • Ashley Dyer

    BDN, please remove the information about my cousin being pregnant. She is not pregnant at all. She should not have been driving, but providing false information like this is simply not OK.

    • She provided the false information!

    • Anonymous

      Maybe you should email the writer of this story.

    • Anonymous

      Your cousin is the one who has to contact the paper. Your cousin is the one who shouldn’t have lied to the officers. She also shouldn’t have been driving after drinking so much booze.

    • jerrymyx

      WO ME it’s not fair…. tell you cousin next time, learn to tell the truth, and the information will be correct…The BDN only wrote what was in the police report, the very report SHE gave the Police, so get over it already, it’s simply NOT ok to tell lies…

  • Anonymous

    Instead of saying “a visibly pregnant woman.. maybe rephrase it to “a woman claiming to be 8 months pregnant”… I mean really?

    … Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 17-A § 208-C provides that a person is guilty of elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant person if that person intentionally or knowingly causes serious bodily injury to a perosn they know or has reason to know is pregnant. “Serious bodily injury” is defined to include bodily injury that results in the termination of a pregnancy. These provisions do not apply to an abortion for which the pregnant woman has consented, or to any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or the fetus. (2005 Me. Laws, Chap. 408, LD 262)

  • Paul P Dickey

    I am the father of Stephanie and I would like to say first and foremost that I do not condone anyone that steps into a car under the influence of any substance. I can further attest that my daughter is not pregnant and was not pregnant at the time of her arrest. I have been able to find out that the officer was led to believe that my daughter was pregnant and only reported what he believe was true. However, I feel that I must state that I find it disturbing that Bangor Daily News would print such an article based on a single persons testimony without vetting the story properly and finding corroborating witnesses to confirm the fact. I did discuss this with the Editor -In-Chief Mike Dowd and he told me that they printed the story based on the police report. How many other stories are printed based on single witness testimony? My family and I have spent the whole day in damage control based on a false and deliberately sensationalistic story. When I talked to Mike, he tried to defend it, and I replied that I was only trying to let him know that they got it wrong and I was only trying to see that they got it right… I hope they do, albeit, a little too late…

    • jerrymyx

      DAD of the year, should have done damage control with your daughter before she learned to drink and drive….huh

    • Anonymous

      Your daughter caused the damage by lying to a Police Officer. The single person testimony came from your daughter. Your daughter is the one who told the officer she was pregnant, and you’re mad that the BDN published it? Blame your daughter, not the BDN.

    • Anonymous

      Bangor daily reports the news, they do not create it. The report read as follows: “Emery confirmed that Dickey told him she was pregnant at least twice before she was taken to jail — once shortly after she was pulled over and again after she was placed under arrest, at which time she specifically said she was eight months along.”

      Based on your Daughters facebook page this is a common ploy on her part. Let me guess, she is on welfare? Food Stamps, Public assistance?Dad, instead of spending time defending your daughter why not give her a boot in the a** . At 26 years old don’t you think this behavior should stop? Partying, Drinking and driving and all on a week night when the rest of us are paying for these shenanigans.

  • BancyNotwin

    LOL

  • Wow.

  • Anonymous

    “An Orrington woman who told police she was pregnant ”

    Some posters need to apologize to the BDN and the police.

    • travelinseamstress

      The BDN published the original story at 9:58 PM on Dec. 12 with the title of “Orrington woman, who was 8 months pregnant, arrested on OUI charge” and an introductory sentence of “An Orrington woman, who was 8 months pregnant…”. It was updated to reflect their presumptuous mistake today (Dec. 13th) at 6:01 PM. Why should some of the posters apologize? They (including myself) raised an extremely valid point that the original story, as it was run, presented certain (untrue) assumptions as fact. They realized their mistake and edited the story to reflect the truth and rectify THEIR mistake. I think “some posters” should be proud of themselves for holding the BDN to the high regard of truthfulness and factual reporting that every news outlet worldwide should be held to.

      • Anonymous

        Someone lied. Someone drove drunk and recklessly. Someone placed innocent people lives in danger.

        Some posters need to apologize to the BDN for attempting to turn the someone into a victim.

      • Anonymous

        Did she or did she not tell the police she was pregnant? I am pretty sure that the police did not assume she was pregnant as they run into many obese people during their daily travels……my guess is that she told them that she was pregnant and this caused the police officer to put her statement in the report…thus the report. It was certainly not an assumption by the PD so stop complaining about the reporting and start considering who your friends are….

        • travelinseamstress

          I have a vast group of extremely wonderful friends, and this woman is not counted among them. Your assumption that she is, is wrong. I feel like your level of reading comprehension is on par with a third grader if that’s all you’ve gleaned from my post. Go ahead and accept everything you read in the BDN as fact, I for one, am glad that the article was updated to reflect the author’s mistake. It would seem to me that in changing the title and flow of the story, the BDN recognized that, as previously presented, it was wrong. Otherwise why would they have made the edits? I, personally, will never “stop complaining” (as you refer to it), and continue to hold my news sources accountable while expecting them to report facts as they come to light and keep the general pubic informed. You Sir or Madam, can do whatever you like because I, for one, full well understand that I have no control over your daily activities.

  • Whoa. How did I miss this gem…between the story and the comments, this one brought out the class.

  • Anonymous

    So these folks started out at Mobile on Stillwater…..drove up Stillwater and connected to the Kelly rd…..and then proceeded to get on the interstate Northbound and took the Stillwater exit? Back where they started?

  • Guest

    So according to the punctuation in the headline, only one woman lives in Orrington, eh?

    • Anonymous

      Orrington woman who lied to be 8 months pregnant, arrested on OUI charge after placing many Maine people lives in danger

      How about that title?

      • Anonymous

        Mainecare, Food stamps and the OUI…..oh yeah and who’s your daddy!

  • Anonymous

    What a monster! .14 blood when pregnant! She should be thrown in jail immediately after this child is born!

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