Orono police officer fired after arrest for drunken driving

ORONO (AP) — Orono police say an officer has been fired after being arrested on a drunken driving charge.

A Hancock County sheriff's deputy arrested Officer Joshua Gunn late Friday night in Dedham, where his car had gone off Route 1-A.

WZON radio in Bangor said 30-year-old Gunn has lost his job as an Orono police officer as a result.

Police Chief Gary Douket said Gunn was hired in November and previously was a Hampden officer.

He is to be arraigned on the drunken driving charge April 2.

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Noel Foss's picture

Well done, Orono.

Nice to see a police force that holds its officers accountable, rather than closing ranks and sweeping an incident under the rug. An officer should lead by example.

Virginia  Penney's picture

DUI Officer

Every one makes mistakes and a lot of us can say we may have been there in younger days. But, he is a police officer and should be held to a higher standard. He must have seen what havoc and loss of life a DUI driver can cause to others. He was drunk enough to lose control of his vehicle. Does not deserve to be a police officer. Praise for the dept that make the right decision in firing him. Sad, a hard lesson learned. But not as devastating as the destruction he could have caused.

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