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Police chief in town of Paris charged with drunk driving
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Chief Michael Madden, 50, of Harrison was pulled over by a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy on Wiley Road just after midnight last Friday.

Police said Madden was pulled over for "erratic operation" and given a field sobriety test, which he failed.

Police would not release the results of the blood alcohol test until after Madden's scheduled arraignment on Jan. 20.

Madden was taken to the Bridgton Police Department where he was released on bail.

Madden was driving his personal vehicle and had no passengers. It is not clear where he was coming from or headed to. Police said he was cooperative during the stop.

Paris Town Manager Amy Bernard refused to discuss Madden's status with the town saying it was a personnel matter and referred questions about him to the town's attorney. She did say the police department is currently being overseen by patrol Sgt. Hartley "Skip" Mowatt, who also is the school resource officer, according to the department's website.

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