BREWER, Maine — Police were called to the Brewer Shopping Plaza last week after someone reported a couple of drunken people stumbling around in the parking lot and later arrested a Glenburn man on his fourth drunken driving offense, Cpl. Paul Gauvin said Friday.
“We responded to a complaint of a male and a female walking in front of cars” around 5:15 p.m. Nov. 30, the corporal said.
The couple got into a vehicle and left the scene but Sgt. Anthony Pinette found it shortly afterward parked in the driveway of a 49-year-old Lambert Road woman who reported, “We’ve been drinking all day,” Gauvin said.
Charles Wilcox, 43, who has three prior convictions for operating under the influence of intoxicants, drove the car from the shopping plaza to Lambert Road, the corporal said.
“The offender showed signs of impairment and failed the field sobriety test,” Gauvin said.
Wilcox was arrested and charged with felony OUI and operating after habitual offender revocation, the corporal said. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and later released, the corporal said.
Both charges carry a penalty of five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted.
Wilcox has several convictions on his record besides his prior OUIs, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.
He was convicted of criminal mischief in June and has other convictions for assault; obstructing the report of a crime; failing to stop, remain, provide information; violating condition of release; two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drug; failure to appear and marijuana possession, according to the BDN listings. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)