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Bail set for man charged with felony OUI

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bail is set for the man allegedly responsible for a New Year's Day drunk driving crash that killed his passenger.

Police said 42-year-old Shawn MacNevin was driving on Finson Road on Jan. 1 when he crashed the vehicle into a tree.

The passenger in that crash and MacNevin's long-time fiance, 37-year-old Elizabeth Horlieca, died as a result.

MacNevin appeared in court today facing a felony OUI charge. The judge set his bail at $7,500 cash with several conditions, including that he cannot use or possess alcohol and cannot be present where alcohol is available.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts said MacNevin had three OUI convictions in the 1990s.

"With that history of OUIs, the indication he made that he was continuing to drive while intoxicated and the pressures that he's probably going to be under given the result of that accident, I was concerned that he would continue to drink, to drink heavily and to get behind the wheel again," Roberts said.

The maximum sentence for a felony OUI is 10 years, but Roberts said this case is still under investigation, so more charges could be brought against MacNevin.

MacNevin is expected to make his next court appearance on March 4.