June 19, 2018
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Man charged with driving golf cart while under the influence

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

JACKSON, Maine — A man was arrested Thursday night and charged with operating a golf cart under the influence.

Michael G. Stitham, 42, of Levant, apparently had been cruising with a female companion around the driveway of a person living alone at about 11:05 p.m. Thursday. That person called police, complaining of suspicious activity.

“A golf cart in the driveway at that time of night is suspicious,” Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Robert Keating said Friday.

In response to the call, Sgt. Dale Brown responded to the area and was patrolling around Sullivan Road in Jackson when he saw a golf cart heading his way.

“After talking to the operator, it was obvious he was inebriated,” Keating said.

Stitham reportedly gave police a false name to begin with. But when his real name surfaced, it turned out that his drivers’ license had been suspended, there was an outstanding arrest warrant for him and he had bail conditions from another offense that instructed him not to have contact with the woman riding in his cart.

Stitham was arrested and charged with aggravated operating after revocation and operating under the influence. He was transported by police to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, Keating said.

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