According to Bangor Daily News, drummer Mick Brown (TED NUGENT, DOKKEN) pleaded not guilty through his attorney earlier today (Wednesday, August 15) to charges of operating under the influence of intoxicants, driving to endanger, theft and assault.
Brown, 55, was arrested on July 8 after allegedly stealing a gold cart and driving it recklessly while under the influence of alcohol in Bangor, Maine. 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 Steve 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.
Brown remains free on $4,000 bail. His next court date has not been scheduled, according to the court clerk’s office.
TED NUGENT was in Bangor on July 8 for a performance at the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion with STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON.
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