ROCKLAND — A Maine man authorities say was drunk when he showed up for his drunken driving trial two weeks ago has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

John Whoriskey was sentenced to six months Monday with all but 30 days suspended for operating under the influence and violating a condition of release for coming to the trial under the influence. The 47-year-old Spruce Head man was also placed on probation for a year, lost his driver’s license for three years and fined $900.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Whoriskey fled the courthouse on Sept. 11 after a judicial marshal detected alcohol on his breath and a judge ordered a Breathalyzer test. A judicial marshal caught Whoriskey a short distance from the courthouse.

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