Waterville police arrest repeat drunken driving offender on New Year’s Day

Posted Jan. 03, 2013, at 11:31 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 03, 2013, at 9:52 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Solon man who has been in trouble for drunken driving before was arrested early New Year’s Day, according to police.

Scott Theriault, 37, was pulled over just after 3:30 a.m. by Waterville police on College Avenue, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Officers were tipped off to a potential drunken driver in the area after a convenience store clerk in neighboring Fairfield witnessed Theriault come into the store and then leave in his minivan. The clerk subsequently called police.

Theriault’s vehicle was located on College Avenue, and after he failed several field sobriety tests, he was placed under arrest, according to Rumsey.

Rumsey said Theriault has one prior arrest for OUI and two others for operating under suspension, which he also was charged with Tuesday.

Theriault was unable to make bail and brought to Kennebec County Jail. He later was released.

Rumsey said Waterville police only made two OUI arrests on New Year’s Eve, and things in town were relatively smooth throughout the night.

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