November 28, 2012

Local & State Dispatches

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Workers try to upright a Troiano Waste Services truck on Route 237 in Gorham on Tuesday. The truck was loaded with 15 cubic yards of liquid waste chicken and raw chicken parts.Police blamed driver inattention for the crash.

John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

A breath test showed her blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit to drive.

Bergan said in court that she did not know she was intoxicated that morning when she woke up and has not had a drink since.


Canadian faces charges over 2,002 meth tablets

A Canadian man who authorities say tried to enter the United States with 2,002 methamphetamine tablets hidden in his vehicle is facing federal drug smuggling charges.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Charles Joseph Maillet, 49, was apprehended on Thanksgiving Day.

The agency said Maillet presented a trusted-traveler card that had been revoked when he arrived at the Calais International Avenue port of entry on Thursday.

A complete search of the car revealed 2.36 pounds of pills in four packages.

The case was referred to the Maine U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution.


Two arrested during brawl outside wedding reception

Police say two people were arrested during a brawl at a wedding reception.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Monday that the two men were arrested late Friday night after the staff at the Morgan Hill Event Center called police to report a fight.

Responding officers saw at least 20 people outside fighting.

Police told the Bangor Daily News they arrested William Gillespie, 46, of Princeton and Shawn McLean, 25, of Winterport. Both face disorderly conduct and other charges, while Gillespie also faces assault on a police officer charges.

Police did not know their relationship to the bride and groom.

Both have been released on bail.

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