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Police: Man arrested after removing expired inspection sticker, refusing to sign ticket

Posted March 23, 2012, at 12:17 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Holden man was arrested Thursday after police say he refused to sign a ticket he received after he removed an expired inspection sticker from the car he was in.

Scott Cormier, 52, is facing a Class D charge of falsifying evidence, Bangor police Sgt. Garry Higgins said Friday morning.

Police stopped the vehicle on the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge just after 5 p.m. Thursday after seeing the expired sticker, the sergeant said. Cormier, who was a passenger in the vehicle, removed the expired sticker and “discarded it somewhere,” Higgins said.

Cormier, who does not own the vehicle, was originally just going to be given a summons but he refused to sign the ticket, according to Higgins. Police arrested Cormier and charged him with falsifying physical evidence, a Class D misdemeanor, and failure to sign a citation, a Class E misdemeanor.

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Cormier was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail, Higgins said. The driver was not charged with any crime.

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