BANGOR, Maine — Former Mayor Richard Greene was sentenced Tuesday to serve 12 days in an alternative correctional setting that will include community service and treatment for alcohol abuse. His sentencing in 3rd District Court in Bangor follows Greene’s spate of recent arrests for drunken driving, violating bail conditions and writing bad checks.

Christopher Almy, district attorney for Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, said Tuesday evening that Greene has been accepted into a special program for second-time OUI offenders. Instead of serving his 12-day sentence behind bars at Penobscot County Jail, Greene will be assigned to an alternative site, such as a school or workplace, where he will perform volunteer labor and attend substance abuse classes and treatment sessions. He also must pay a $1,400 fine. Greene will begin serving his sentence in June.

Until then, Greene will be subject to bail conditions enforced through a joint program of the county jail and the Volunteers of America, Almy said. He may not operate a motor vehicle, may not use or possess alcohol and must submit to random urine testing.

Almy said Greene’s driving license could be revoked for as long as three years.

Meg Haskell

Meg Haskell is a curious second-career journalist with two grown sons, a background in health care and a penchant for new experiences. She lives in Stockton Springs. Email her at