FAIRFIELD  — An Albion man faces a November court date after he allegedly kicked out a police cruiser window following his arrest on a drunken-driving charge this week.

The man, James M. Garrison, 55, became agitated after he was placed in the back seat of a 2010 Crown Victoria police cruiser, police Chief Tom Gould said Thursday.

While handcuffed in the back of the police cruiser, Garrison kicked out the passenger-side window, according to Gould.

Garrison was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville for observation and later was released on bail from the police station.

Garrison was stopped by police about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in front of Sonny’s Pizza in downtown Fairfield for failing to dim his headlights for oncoming traffic.

Once he was stopped, Officer Tom Rowe arrested Garrison on a charge of operating under the influence, Gould said.

Garrison also is charged with criminal mischief to an emergency vehicle and is scheduled to appear Nov. 13 in Skowhegan District Court.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367
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