Old Town officer reportedly spots drunken driver on interstate

Posted July 09, 2013, at 10:39 a.m.
Last modified July 09, 2013, at 12:15 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — An Old Town police officer traveling back to headquarters from Penobscot County Jail was in the right place early Sunday when he spotted a possible drunken driver on Interstate 95.

Officer Lee Miller was just south of the Stillwater Avenue exit when he saw a vehicle weaving across the centerline, according to Capt. Kyle Smart.

When the vehicle driven by Bryan Dubay, 26, of Orono left the interstate, Miller saw the car cross the centerline on Stillwater Avenue “at least two more times,” Smart said. Dubay’s registration also was expired.

After Dubay made a left-hand turn onto Bennoch Road without using his turn signal, the officer pulled him over and almost immediately suspected he had been drinking, Smart said.

An open can of beer was found in the vehicle, while Dubay’s eyes were glassy and was smelling of alcohol, Smart said.

After failing several sobriety tests, Dubay was arrested and brought to the Old Town police station, where his blood-alcohol level tested at more than twice Maine’s legal limit of 0.08, the captain said.

Dubay was brought to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail.