Maine Man Convicted of Drunk Driving for 10th Time

March 17, 2008

Maine officials say a Clinton man who was convicted last week of drunken driving has the dubious distinction of being the state’s worst OUI offender.

Fifty-seven-year-old Daniel Dumont was convicted in Waterville District Court for being drunk when he was stopped at a police roadblock in Oakland last September.

District Attorney Evert Fowle says Dumont has been convicted 10 times since 1972 for drunken driving.

A spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office says nobody else has as many as 10 OUIs on their record at any given time going back to 1991, before which time records are incomplete.

Dumont was ordered to spend nine months in jail followed by a year of probation. He will lose his license for 18 months.

Fowle says although Dumont has a long record going back 36 years, he has been convicted only twice in the past ten years, making his latest offense a misdemeanor.


Information from: Morning Sentinel,

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