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Cops: Drunken driver pulled into State Police parking lot

James Griffin, 47, of Portland, Maine, drove a

James Griffin, 47, of Portland, Maine, drove a pickup into a State Police barracks in Riverside last week and after troopers detected an odor of alcohol, Griffin was tested and provided a breath-analyzer reading of .10 percent, police said. Griffin was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. (Jan. 23, 2014) Photo Credit: NYS Police

A Maine man who drove into the parking lot of the State Police barracks in Riverside faces a drunken driving charge, State Police said Monday.

James Griffin, 47, of Portland, drove a black Dodge pickup into the lot at about 11:25 p.m. Thursday, police said.

During an interview with Griffin troopers detected an odor of alcohol, police said. He provided a breath-analyzer reading of .10 percent and was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

Police did not immediately say why Griffin had chosen to drive into the lot at the barracks.

He is scheduled to appear at Town of Southampton Justice Court on Feb. 12, police said.

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