Nov. 23 – 1:55 am
While on duty, Officer Gray of the Orono Police Department (OPD) noticed a vehicle come from the Kelley Road in Orono that had stopped at a stop sign for a longer time than necessary. Officer Gray followed the vehicle and noted that the driver was not driving at constant speeds. The driver reached 40 mph in a 25 mph zone and Officer Gray performed a traffic stop, pulling over Mohamed Mohamud, 24, of Lewiston. Officer Gray noted that the interior of the vehicle smelled strongly of alcohol, but Mohamud said that he had only had one beer three hours ago. Officer Gray conducted a field sobriety test, which Mohamud failed to pass, and Mohamud was brought back to OPD where a blood alcohol test indicated that Mohamud was intoxicated above the legal limit. While at OPD, Mohamud was searched and found with a Schedule Y drug. Mohamud was charged with operating under the influence with one prior warning, operating a vehicle after license suspension and unlawful possession of a Schedule Y drug. Mohamud has a court date set for January 9, 2020.