An elected decide in Piscataquis County accused of drunk driving has rejected a deal provide and demanded a jury trial.
Piscataquis County Probate Decide Benjamin Cabot is charged with working underneath the affect, a Class D misdemeanor. His case in Piscataquis County courtroom is pending.
Cabot, 40, was pulled over round 6:15 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Massive Moose Township, in accordance with a summons. He had a blood alcohol content material of .15, nearly double the authorized restrict of .08, courtroom information present.
Cabot was elected as probate decide in November 2020. His time period expires on the finish of 2024.
“Mr. Cabot has pled not responsible and intends to defend himself in opposition to this allegation,” his lawyer, Richard Hartley, stated. “We imagine that the info will result in his acquittal.”
Cabot rejected a suggestion from the state of Maine. He desires a jury trial, and the state won’t provide a deal, in accordance with courtroom information.
A Class D OUI carries a nice of no less than $500 and a 150-day license suspension, if the motive force doesn’t have a earlier OUI conviction within the final 10 years, in accordance with Maine legislation.
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