Area cops facing charges for OUI a glimpse of a national problem

8:09 PM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- The law enforcement community in the Bangor area was once again stunned this week as yet another police officer is now looking at charges for driving drunk.

Brewer police captain Chris Martin is facing an OUI charge after being stopped on Griffin Road in Bangor this past Saturday. The Brewer Police Department has also placed Martin on paid leave while it conducts an internal investigation into the case.

At this point Martin's only accused of these charges. It is not known if he has faced problems with alcohol abuse in the past, but this recent OUI charge prompted us to look into the issue of police and substance abuse problems. As we uncovered its a problem departments are facing across the nation.


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