Police: Woman arrested after drunken driving in front of police station

Posted Feb. 05, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
Jill Halliday
Waldo County Jail
Jill Halliday

BELFAST, Maine — An allegedly intoxicated Florida woman who jumped the curb and drove on her rims right in front of the Belfast Police Department Monday evening was arrested and charged with operating under the influence.

Jill Anne Halliday, 36, of Mulberry, Fla., startled Sgt. Jim Gibbs at about 7:15 p.m. with the loud noise her vehicle made while driving past the station, according to Chief Mike McFadden.

Gibbs went outside and saw that the car had left scrape marks on the pavement. He followed it and caught up with Halliday on Cedar Street.

McFadden said Gibbs then determined Halliday had been drinking and the sergeant arrested her on the OUI charge. The summons indicated that her blood alcohol level tested at .27 percent, or more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

McFadden said it appeared that when Halliday negotiated the corner onto Church Street where the police station is located, she missed and jumped the curb, with her entire vehicle driving on the sidewalk at one point. He figured she had deflated her tires when she did that and continued driving on the metal rims.

“It scratched and gouged up the tar,” the chief said.

Halliday was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast. She was scheduled to see a judge at Belfast District Court Tuesday morning.

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