WATERVILLE — A Limington man was arrested Sunday afternoon and faces several charges after he allegedly tried to steal a car parked outside a business on Kennedy Memorial Drive.

Rene Therrien, 38, of 57 Hardscrabble Road, Limington, told police that he tried to steal a vehicle because his car had been towed on Interstate 95 because both he and his girlfriend were too intoxicated to drive, Deputy Chief Bill Bonney said.

Therrien wanted to go to Portland, however, so he attempted to steal a car that was left running in front of J&S Oil, according to Bonney. He didn’t get very far, as he apparently crashed the car into another in the business’ parking lot. An employee reported the incident at 2:13 p.m.

Therrien then reportedly fled the scene on foot, attempting unsuccessfully to scale the fence behind J&S Oil.

When police arrived at the scene around 2:30 p.m., Therrien had last been seen running toward Waterville Self-Storage on Airport Road, Bonney said.

The responding officer, Steve Brame, found Therrien about 20 yards into the woods off of Airport Road. Therrien had also lost his shoes in the process, according to Bonney.

Therrien was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized use of property, a Class D crime; failing to make an oral or written accident report, a Class E crime; and operating a vehicle under the influence, with one prior offense, a Class D crime.

He was taken to Kennebec County jail and is being held on $2,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear in court April 4.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour

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