Penobscot Man Allegedly Breaks Into Home, Steals Car, and Passes Out Drunk

BROOKSVILLE - A Penobscot man is facing criminal charges after police say he broke into a Brooksville home, stole a car, crashed it nearby, and then returned to the house and passed out.

Michael Darragh, 42, was arrested early Sunday morning after the Hancock County Sheriff's Department was called to investigate suspicious activity at the property.


Officials say Darragh had been dropped off Saturday night to dig for clams on nearby mudflats.


It was then, that he allegedly broke into the home, stole rugs and blankets, then drove off in a 1992 BMW that was in the garage.


Officials say the car hit a patch of ice, slid off the road into the underbrush, and got stuck.


Darragh then reportedly went back to the home, and passed out.


Police say Darragh had been drinking before the incident.

Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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