June 23, 2018
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Oakland woman accused of drunken driving, assault, possession of pot

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

FAIRFIELD, Maine — When Fairfield police officer Spencer Grinnell came across a man and a woman arguing on the side of Route 139 on Friday night, he thought it was a domestic disturbance and stopped to investigate.

He discovered Julie Baker, 30, of Oakland to be intoxicated while arguing with her boyfriend, according to Sgt. Matthew Bard of the Fairfield Police Department.

Baker was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle, which was on the side of the road, and the man was standing next to the car, according to Bard.

When Grinnell made contact with her, she grew agitated, Bard said.

“She was pretty much noncompliant from the get-go,” Bard said.

Baker allegedly slapped Grinnell at one point, the sergeant said, and the officer discovered an undisclosed amount of marijuana and a pipe in the vehicle.

Baker was arrested for operating under the influence, possession of marijuana, assault, refusing to submit to arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, Bard said.

She was booked into the Fairfield police station and later released on bail. The man was not charged or injured.

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