Belfast man punches self in face; charged with OUI, criminal mischief

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:30am

    BELFAST — A Belfast man is facing several charges following an early morning confrontation with a homeowner on Waterville Road Jan. 13.

    Brian E. Fogg, 27, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, falsifying physical evidence and criminal mischief as a result of the early morning incident.

    Fogg came to the attention of Belfast Police after the homeowner reported a disturbance at their residence, according to Sergeant Matthew Cook.

    Fogg had reportedly dropped off a female friend at the residence and was attempting to leave when his vehicle left the driveway and became stuck in a ditch. 

    The driveway in question is long and winding, according to Cook, and the weather was rainy at the time of the incident.

    After returning to the residence there was a confrontation between the owner and Fogg, during which he struck the homeowner’s vehicle several times, denting it, police said.

    Responding Officer Lew Dyer IV suspected Fogg was under the influence and asked him to comply with a breathalyzer test. Fogg instead punched himself in the face three times, making the test impossible due to the presence of blood, police said.

    The presence of blood in the mouth can lead to inaccurate breathalyzer readings, Cook said.

    Fogg also refused to comply with a blood alcohol test, said police.

    He is scheduled to appear in Waldo County Unified Criminal Court March 9.

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