AUGUSTA — A city man sentenced this summer for drunken driving is ducking police after fleeing from home confinement, authorities said.

Richard Calvin Parker Jr., 52, has been missing since Dec. 9, said Capt. Daniel Davies of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

Parker, who is wanted on a warrant charging him with escape, was living at his Sparrow Drive home while taking part in counseling offered through Maine Pretrial Services, Davies said.

“We’ve visited his house,” Davies said. “He’s not returning any calls and nobody seems to know his whereabouts.”

Davies said Parker has been convicted of operating under the influence three times.

The third came this summer when he was convicted of aggravated criminal OUI and driving after being classified as a habitual offender. Parker was sentenced in June to eight years in prison, with all but nine months suspended. Parker’s sentence also included three years probation, $3,100 in fines and a 10-year license and registration suspension.

Parker was released from jail Nov. 30 to enter the pre-trial program, Davies said. Maine Pretrial Services offers post-conviction alternatives for inmates throughout the state.

Parker was allowed to live at home while taking part in the program, Davies said.

“He was supposed to turn himself in to his pre-trial supervisor on Dec. 9,” Davies said. “He’s not complying.”

A warrant for Parker’s arrest was issued Monday. An incident log provided by the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office indicated that Parker had been taken into custody, leading the Kennebec Journal to report incorrectly Wednesday that Parker had been arrested.

Davies is seeking the public’s help in finding Parker. He asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the sheriff’s office at 623-3614.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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