Bangor police charge 6 with OUI over St. Paddy’s weekend

Posted March 18, 2013, at 10:21 a.m.
Last modified March 18, 2013, at 12:20 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police in Bangor charged six people with operating under the influence over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, including a woman police say was involved in a three-car hit-and-run accident and a man accused of hitting vehicles while trying to leave his parking spot at a local pub.

The charges happened within the 24 hours between when the bars closed Saturday and Sunday evenings, according to a news release from Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Tammi Ouellette, 39, of Bangor was arrested after police responded to a report of a three-car hit-and-run at the corner of Ohio and Griffin roads shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the release. Police found the vehicle involved in the crash at an Ohio Street residence after speaking with witnesses and arrested Ouellette on charges of operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a persons injured accident and failure to sign a traffic citation.

A pregnant woman involved in the crash told officers she was not feeling well, but declined to be transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Kyle O’Connell, 22, of Brewer was charged shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday after police were called to Geaghan’s Restaurant and Pub. O’Connell was allegedly trying to leave a tight parking spot and was hitting other vehicles in the lot in the process. O’Connell was belligerent with officers, according to the release, and was charged with operating under the influence and obstructing government administration.

Also charged with operating under the influence were:

  • Lance Kramer, 25, of Pittsfield, on Main Street near I-395, on Sunday at 1:19 a.m.
  • Danielle Nash, 39, of Bangor, on Ohio Street, on Sunday at 10:18 p.m.
  • Samantha Rivers, 22, of Brewer, on Harlow Street after an officer spotted a car with no headlights on, on Monday at 12:35 a.m.
  • Julie Farrell, 32, of Bangor, on Hammond Street on Monday at 12:41 a.m.

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