May 24, 2020

Man arrested for OUI and resisting arrest

BANGOR – An Old Town man was arrested on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest Monday evening.

Officers Edward A. Mercier and Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department followed a white truck out of the Miller’s Restaurant parking lot at 10:38 p.m. The officers stopped the truck on Third Street when they noticed it was moving slowly.

The driver, Neil Pendergast, admitted he had been drinking. Officers performed field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test. While Betters was searching the vehicle, Pendergast began pulling away from Mercier and attempted to grab his service belt. The breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol content to be .21 percent.

Mercier then walked Pendergast to Penobscot County Jail, during which time Pendergast allegedly walked into him twice and said, “You think you’re tough.”

Pendergast was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and for refusal to submit.

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