May 28, 2018
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Police say intoxicated Lincoln man kicks in door, tries to escape custody

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

LINCOLN, Maine — A local man out on probation for burglary with restrictions not to drink alcohol, was found intoxicated in the doorway of a home he broke into late Friday night, Lincoln, police Officer John Walsh said Saturday.

Kai Weatherbee, 23, “was intoxicated. He kicked open a front door and passed out in the doorway,” the officer said.

Officer Tony Redmond found Weatherbee at about 11:35 p.m. inside an apartment at 80 Main St. and was able to eventually rouse him, with the assistance of two other officers.

“He told me he lived in the apartment,” Redmond’s report states. “He was quite intoxicated.”

Weatherbee’s probation officer was called and Redmond was told to place a 48-hour hold on him. When he was searched, police found a baggie with marijuana and a percocet pill in Weatherbee’s pocket.

Redmond took Weatherbee to the station for an Intoxilyzer test, which produced a blood alcohol level of 0.22, and while talking, “He bolted from his chair and ran out into the” fire department bay, the officer’s report states. “I was able to tackle him,” said Redmond in his report..

Weatherbee was charged with felony Class C escape as well as possession of scheduled drugs. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and remained there Sunday night, a jail official said.

Weatherbee was sentenced in April 2012 to three years in jail with all but six months suspended and three years of probation for a burglary conviction, according to Bangor Daily News archives. He was also sentenced at the same time to three six-month terms in jail, to be served concurrently, for two counts of theft and illegal possession of a firearm, and was ordered to pay $300 in restitution.

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