Orono man arrested after refusing to quiet down, move out of handicap spot

Posted April 14, 2013, at 9:10 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Orono man was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge Sunday morning after he allegedly refused to leave the parking lot of an Odlin Street motel.

David Desjardins, 48, was arrested after the motel’s management called Bangor police about 7:30 a.m. to report that he and another man were being loud outside the motel and refusing to leave, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Sunday afternoon. The men also were parked in a handicap spot and had dogs with them, Hunt said.

“The officer asked them to move, but one of the men [Desjardins] continued to be disorderly. He used foul language and refused to move the vehicle,” Hunt said.

Desjardins was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where his unruly behavior continued, Hunt said.

According to the Bangor Daily News archives, Desjardins has a criminal history that dates back to at least 1991 and includes convictions for terrorizing, criminal mischief, violating conditions of release and marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.