Repeat offender racks up charges with Bangor, Brewer, State police in one night

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 18, 2013, at 10:24 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Eddington man out on bail whose driving license has been revoked racked up a whole new list of charges with three different police agencies during an hour-long drunken driving spree in his mother’s stolen vehicle last week.

The whole thing started around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, when Kathy Logan of Eddington called police to report that her son, Daniel J. Logan, 29, was drunk, had taken her yellow 2009 Jeep Wrangler without her permission, and was driving without a license, according to Maine State Police Trooper Michael Johnston.

“We checked his records and confirmed his license was revoked for being a habitual offender, which means he had at least three violations involving operating after suspension over a five-year period,” Johnston said.

Logan told police her son was driving on Route 9 and heading east toward Clifton.

“About three to four minutes later, we got another call about a yellow Jeep hitting a car in the parking lot at the Brewer Hannaford,” Johnston said.

As Johnston was at the Logan residence, Brewer police Cpl. Nelson Feero responded to the crash complaint.

“The yellow Jeep Wrangler struck a pickup truck in the parking lot and then took off,” said Brewer police Sgt. Anthony Pinette. “The pickup had to be towed due to disabling damage. The rear passenger quarter panel was smashed.”

In the meantime, Johnson learned that one of the destinations Logan might drive to was a residence on Elm Street in Bangor, so he called Bangor police to request aid.

Bangor police officer David Farrar checked the residence at 160 Elm St. and found the Jeep Wrangler in the driveway.

Farrar arrested Logan for three charges, said Johnston: aggravated operating after license revocation (Class C crime), unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (D), and violation of conditions of bail conditions/release (E).

But more charges would follow.

Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan said police found to have a hypodermic needle on Logan, who spit on arresting officers twice.

Farrar also charged Logan with assault, refusal to submit to an officer, and unsworn falsification — all Class D crimes — and possession of scheduled drugs as well as operating under the influence (Class C).

He was taken to Penobscot County Jail.

“He was extremely uncooperative and belligerent, refused all commands and requests, and wouldn’t even confirm his identity,” said Johnston.

Brewer officers charged Logan with leaving the scene of an accident and driving to endanger, both Class E crimes.

Logan was transferred to Piscataquis County Jail in Dover-Foxcroft and remains in custody while awaiting a Feb. 8 court date at Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

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