Oakland man who died in crash stopped earlier for OUI

10:16 AM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
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OAKLAND, Maine (AP) - Police say the Oakland man suspected of being drunk when he died in a car crash in Smithfield had been driven home by an officer hours earlier after being pulled over and charged with drunken driving.

Twenty-six-year-old Paul Caret died when his car left the road and struck some large rocks and a tree at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Oakland police say they had stopped Caret at about 1 a.m. and charged him with OUI.

Police say Caret left his car at a friend's home, was driven to the police station where he was processed, then was driven home. He was not arrested, but issued a court summons.

Somehow, he made his way about two miles to the friend's house to retrieve his car, and got back on the road.

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