February 4, 2013

Former Topsham police chief faces OUI charge

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

A former Topsham police chief faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a traffic stop in November.

Timothy Young, 55, who was police chief for nine years before leaving the department in May, is scheduled for a dispositional conference next month in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court after pleading not guilty to a driving-drunk charge in Brunswick and refusing to take a blood-alcohol test, according to court records.

A Brunswick officer pulled over a black 2002 Jeep driven by Young on McKeen Street on Nov. 17 just before midnight. He was released from custody in Brunswick on $800 unsecured bail 90 minutes later, the records show.

The case was initially entered in West Bath District Court then transferred to the court in Portland.

Prior to being police chief in Topsham, Young spent more than 20 years as an officer in Brunswick. He didn't return messages left on his cell phone Monday, and someone at his listed home phone number said it was the wrong number.

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