Fifth OUI Lands Berwick Man in Jail
The Maine State Police arrested 30-year-old Lance Faucher Monday night in Lebanon for operating under the influence of alcohol, making it his fifth offense.
According to police, Faucher got out of his vehicle after being pulled over and did not listen to commands from the State Trooper. He later failed a field sobriety test and was sent to the York County Jail charged with OUI and Operating after Habitual Offender. Faucher had four prior convictions. His bail is set at $5000.
According to Maine State Law, he is looking at a minimum fine of $1,000 and minimum of 2 years in prison, neither of which may be suspended by the court.
With a record like this it makes you think, should the minimum penalties for habitual OUI offenders be raised to keep people like this off the streets? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.