Drummer Mick Brown (TED NUGENT, DOKKEN) was arrested last night (Sunday, July 8) after allegedly stealing a gold cart and driving it recklessly while under the influence of alcohol in Bangor, Maine.
At approximately 9:45 p.m., Bangor police officers Steve Jordan and Jim Dearing were working the concert venue when they were approached by security personnel that there was a problem behind the stage. It was reported that Brown had stolen a golf cart used by Waterfront Concerts, and that Brown was intoxicated and driving it recklessly around the Front Street area. Several people had attempted to stop him but he sped away and was last seen operating the golf cart on the foot path by the Sea Dog restaurant. Officer Jordan reported that about a minute later he observed the golf cart with two women also on board near the Railroad Street grade crossing. As they attempted to stop Brown, he accelerated past them, past a third officer and when a security officer got close enough to stop him, Brown allegedly shoved the officer. At that point two other security officers physically removed Brown from the cart and placed him on the ground. He was arrested. No damage was reported to the cart although two traffic cones were damaged, one still under the cart, significantly so.
Mick Brown, 55, of Cave Creek, Arizona, was transported to the Penobscot County Jail charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, driving to endanger, theft and assault. He was released on $4,000 bail and his initial court date is August 15.
TED NUGENT was in Bangor last night for a performance at the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion with STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON.
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