RUMFORD – A Rumford man was arrested twice in the same night by different officers for operating under the influence.

Norman G. Jacques, 32, was first arrested at 12:05 a.m. Thursday by officer Daniel Garbarini, who reportedly observed him run a stop sign at Falmouth Street and Essex Avenue, said acting desk Sgt. David Bean.

“He slowed for the stop sign then continued straight through failing to stop,” Bean said while reading Garbarini’s report. Jacques’ car also had a defective plate light.

Jacques had a blood-alcohol level of .19. The legal limit is .08.

After being processed at Rumford’s police station, Jacques was released on $800 unsecured bail at 1:30 p.m.

However, an hour later, officer James Bernard spotted Jacques driving his employer’s vehicle, stopped him on Spruce Street and arrested him again, Bean said.

This time, in addition to again being charged with operating under the influence, Jacques was charged with violating conditions of release and transported to Oxford County Jail in Paris.

Bean said getting arrested twice in the same night isn’t new to Rumford.

“It’s happened before here occasionally. But the whole purpose of arresting them is getting them in here to go through the process, then have them post bail and promise not to do it again,” he said.


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