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Underage St. Agatha man charged with OUI after crossing border

MADAWASKA, Maine — Police charged a St. Agatha man with operating under influence on Sept. 21 after he crossed the border back into the United States at the Madawaska Port of Entry, according to officials.

Early Friday morning, when Zachery Corriveau, 20, crossed over the international bridge, Customs and Border Protection officers asked him to pull into the port and contacted the Madawaska Police Department.

Madawaska Officer Samuel Dechaine arrived on scene and did a standard field sobriety test before transporting Corriveau to the police department, according to police.

At the police department, Corriveau took a breathalyzer test and blew a positive .08, according to Lt. Jamie Pelletier. While the drinking age is 19 in New Brunswick, it  is illegal for any individual under the age of 21 to have any alcohol in his system in Maine.

Corriveau was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and released.

He is set to appear in court Nov. 7.

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