‘Hello Kitty’ costume-wearing driver charged with OUI in Gorham


GORHAM — Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Gorham police say officers stopped Carrie Gipson, 37, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she driving in the wrong lane.

They say she refused to take a breath test and was charged with operating under the influence. She was taken to the Cumberland County jail.

Her police mugshot shows her wearing a red and white Hello Kitty costume, minus the doll’s mammoth head.

There was no immediate response to a phone message left by The Associated Press at a residence believed to be Gipson’s.