NH man allegedly caught driving drunk in Old Town charged with fourth OUI

Posted March 05, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.
Last modified March 05, 2013, at 1:22 p.m.
James Kay
Old Town Police Department
James Kay

OLD TOWN, Maine — An intoxicated New Hampshire man almost drove into a house late Monday night and then got into a yelling match with the homeowner before taking off just as police arrived, Old Town police Capt. Kyle Smart said Tuesday.

James Kay, 30, of Hudson, N.H., was seen by Officer Ryan Fitch at about 11:15 p.m. down the street from the house he almost hit just as he turned onto Bennoch Road and then into the driveway of the residence where he is staying, the police captain said. When Kay was interviewed he smelled strongly of alcohol and “he did poorly on all of the field sobriety testing,” Smart said.

When Kay was taken to the station for an Intoxilyzer test, he informed Fitch that he had three priors — two in Maine and one in New Hampshire, the police captain said.

“His test was over double the legal limit,” Smart said of the blood alcohol test.

The state’s legal limit is .08. Because of his priors, Kay was charged with felony operating under the influence of intoxicants, Smart said. Kay was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor after his arrest and had been released by Tuesday, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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