MACHIAS — The Maine State Police charged three people with offenses involving substances during the past week.
Police arrested an allegedly impaired motorist after investigating a motor vehicle accident in Robbinston Aug. 3.
Trooper Kim Sawyer charged Robert Poole II, 40, of Calais with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
Baileyville Police Department Officer Dave Claroni, a certified drug recognition expert, conducted an evaluation and determined that Poole was impaired, troopers said. Poole was taken to the Washington County Jail.
Sawyer found a motorist allegedly “staggering around his vehicle” after investigating a report of a vehicle off the road at Route 1 and Charlotte Road in Calais Aug. 3, police said.
Sawyer arrested Corey McPhee, 50, of Houlton on a charge of OUI after McPhee reportedly failed a field sobriety test.
Sgt. Jeff Ingemi summoned Mitchell Gower, 19, of Calais on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor after Gower was allegedly found “passed out” in a parking lot in Calais Aug. 7, police said. Cpl. Owen Reed assisted.