BELFAST, Maine — A Monroe man, charged earlier this month with operating under the influence when he allegedly drove while intoxicated to the Belfast Fire Department to ask for directions, was arrested again on the same charge a few days later.
Belfast police Chief Mike McFadden said Tuesday that police noticed Timothy Moody, 22, driving erratically late at night Thursday, Oct. 10, on Route 1. An officer stopped him, gave him field sobriety tests and called a drug recognition expert from Knox County to help figure out what was going on.
McFadden said that based on the officers’ observations, they arrested Moody and charged him with operating under the influence of drugs. It’s become something of a common occurrence in recent days, McFadden said.
On Oct. 4, police had stopped Moody for driving erratically but received inconclusive results from the field sobriety and breathalyzer tests they gave him.
However, they did arrest one of Moody’s passengers with violating conditions of release from a prior offense before letting Moody go. The following morning, Moody drove to the Belfast Fire Department to ask for directions to the Waldo County Jail so he could bail out his friend. A police officer at the fire station again noticed his driving seemed off, and brought him in for more tests. That time, Moody failed, police said. His vehicle was towed and impounded following that incident.