May 22, 2018
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Unlicensed Brewer man arrested again after allegedly driving after revocation, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — Police stopped a local man early Sunday to issue him a temporary protection from abuse order and discovered he was wanted for driving after revocation and was again driving without a license, Brewer police Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt said Tuesday.

“Officer Ed Willey received a report that Earl Grover Sr. had left a location on North Main Street and was heading home,” the deputy chief said.

Willey waited for Grover at his Elmwood Street residence because Brewer had a temporary protection order that needed to be served, Moffitt said.

Grover, 43, was stopped at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday and was served with the protection order and also was charged with felony operating after habitual offender revocation, a Class C offense that could send him to prison for up to five years, if convicted.

Grover also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest for not turning himself in after being sentenced in October 2012 for a previous operating after habitual revocation charge and for failing to appear in court to face a terrorizing charge in Hancock County that occurred in early November 2012, according to Moffitt and the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.

Grover was convicted of aggravated operation of a vehicle after habitual offender license revocation and sentenced in October to six months in jail and a $500 fine, according to previous court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. He also was sentenced at the same time to a 48-hour concurrent sentence for operating a vehicle while under influence of intoxicants.

He is now behind bars at Penobscot County Jail serving the six month sentence and has a March 12 court date for Sunday’s charges, a jail official said Wednesday.

Grover also was convicted of three counts failing to appear after bailed and sentenced in June 2012 to nine days in jail, as well as five counts of violating his conditions of release that earned him jail 95 days in jail; two counts of operating a vehicle while his license was suspended or revoked, $1,000 fine and 75 days in jail; and domestic violence assault, jail 90 days, the BDN archives state.

Details about the temporary protection from abuse order that Brewer officers issued to Grover on Sunday were not released.

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