June 18, 2018
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Police: Drunken Albion man faces charges after kicking out cruiser window

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A man is facing charges after he kicked out a police cruiser window after a drunk driving arrest on Wednesday night, police said.

James Garrison, 55, of Albion wasn’t too happy about his drunken-driving arrest, so he apparently took out his frustration on a cruiser window, Fairfield police Chief Tom Gould said.

Gould said Garrison was traveling down Main Street Wednesday evening when he was pulled over by Officer Thomas Rowe for not dimming his lights.

The officer intended to give Garrison a warning for not turning down his lights, but he smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and decided to give Garrison sobriety tests.

Garrison was arrested, and after being placed in the cruiser grew agitated, Gould said.

“Once he got into the car he got upset and started kicking at the window and blew the window out,” Gould said.

In addition to OUI, Garrison was charged with criminal mischief, Gould said. The damage to the cruiser cost approximately $656.

Garrison was booked at the Fairfield police station and released on bail, the chief said. He has a court date scheduled for Nov. 13.

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