Maine trooper avoids jail in OUI case

HOULTON (AP) — A Maine State Police sergeant accused of showing up to work in her department cruiser while drunk has avoided jail time.

Sgt. Julie Bergan on Monday lost her license for 90 days, was fined $500 and was ordered to take part in a first offender OUI alternative sentencing program.

Prosecutors had asked for a seven-day jail sentence.

The Bangor Daily News reported that several of the 24-year department veteran's colleagues testified on Monday that she showed up for work on June 28 acting erratically and out of character.

A breath test showed her blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit to drive.

Bergan said in court that she did not know she was intoxicated that morning when she woke up and has not had a drink since.

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T rooper avoids jail

I believe she was shown unprecedented leniency. She should have been given jail time like we all would have been!

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OUI Case

This person should definately loose her job, and be fired for her actions. Her pension should also be revoked as well.

Roger  Cyr's picture


yea right did not know she was drunk....why do the judges do not give jail time is it because judges are STUPID AND THINK COPS ARE INVENCIPAL (sp)

David Marsters's picture


How many judges show up on the bench intoxicated???????????? That is why most PO never get jail time. She could go out on disabilty pension, as alcoholism is a disease.


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