BANGOR -- A Bangor man will spend 11„3 to 3½ years in state prison for violating probation.

He was arrested in October 2006 after an incident during which he fired a rifle near State Police officers.

Stephen J. White, 51, was sentenced recently by Acting Franklin County Court Judge Jerome Richards.

The judge said White failed to follow the terms of his probation, which ordered him to stay away from marijuana and alcohol and to obtain substance-abuse counseling.

According to a news release from the County District Attorney's office, White's inability to stick to the terms gave Richards no choice but to sentence him to the full penalty for attempted menacing of a police or peace officer.

He admitted he shot two rounds out of a .30-.30 rifle near more than a dozen police officers who had responded to a mental-health-related call involving White in October 2006.

draymo@pressrepublican.com

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