Bangor man charged with OUI after license plate found at hit-and-run scene

Posted Dec. 13, 2012, at 9:01 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 13, 2012, at 9:32 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man was charged with drunken driving Wednesday night after police say he hit a car, which ripped off his truck’s license plate, and then took off without stopping.

“When the plate falls off — you get caught,” Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Thursday.

Ivory K. Crump, 46, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of a property damage accident after officers found him and his damaged 2006 Ford pickup truck at his home, the sergeant said.

A 39-year-old Corinna man was sitting in his 2000 Volkswagen Passat at the stoplight at the corner of Hammond and Ohio streets around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday when Crump came up behind him and rear-ended his car, Edwards said.

“The license plate broke off and was found in the middle of the street,” the sergeant said.

Officer Tim Shaw ran the plate and got a local address for Crump. Officer Brandon Vafiades then went to Crump’s house.

“He looked to be intoxicated,” Edwards said of Crump.

Vafiades gave Crump a field sobriety test and then brought him to the police station for an Intoxilyzer test. He was charged with OUI at the station and then released, Edwards said.