Unity man charged following two ill-advised fast food runs

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:45pm

    BELFAST — A Unity man has been charged with a number of crimes following two ill-advised fast food runs to McDonald’s July 5, according to Belfast Police Officer Colby Leavitt. 

    John W. Keithan Jr., 43, is charged with operating under the influence, failure to notify the operator/owner of an unattended vehicle collision, violating conditions of release, operator possessing an open alcohol container on a public way, failure to provide proof of insurance, attaching false plates, and displaying a fictitious inspection sticker following the late night incident. 

    According to Leavitt, Belfast Police received a report from a McDonald’s employee that a man that had gone through the drive-thru appeared to be intoxicated and had struck a parked vehicle before leaving the area. A short time later they received another call stating Keithan Jr. had returned to the drive-thru for more food. 

    Keithan Jr. was arrested, but when he reached the jail for processing he began making statements that led officers to instead bring him to Waldo County General Hospital, where he was ultimately transferred to a different facility. 

    Keithan Jr. is expected to appear in court Aug. 23.

    Erica Thoms can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com