DRIVER TO BE CHARGED IN MAINE CRASH

by Christian Mower on June 18, 2012

AN OFFICER WITH THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY (MAINE) SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS CHARGES WILL BE BROUGHT AGAINST A 31-YEAR-OLD BRIDGTON, MAINE MAN IN CONNECTION WITH A CAR CRASH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, IN NAPLES.

CAPT. DON GOULET SAYS A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY TRIED TO PULL OVER A 2006 DODGE MAGNUM AS IT TURNED ONTO LAKE SHORE ROAD FROM ROUTE 302 (ROOSEVELT TRAIL) BECAUSE THE CAR WAS BEING DRIVEN ERRATICALLY.

GOULET SAYS THE DRIVER OF THE DODGE INITIALLY SLOWED BUT THEN SPED OFF AT 80 MILES PER HOUR – BEFORE LOSING CONTROL A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF A MILE LATER – AND THEN CRASHING INTO A UTILITY POLE.

IT HAPPENED SHORTLY BEFORE 1 A.M.

THE DRIVER OF THE DODGE – IDENTIFIED AS JOHN T. ALLEN OF 739 KANSAS ROAD, WAS TAKEN TO CENTRAL MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN LEWISTON WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

THE PASSENGER – IDENTIFIED AS 31-YEAR-OLD JEREMY MCLEOD OF 510 LEWIS ROAD IN HARRISON – WAS TAKEN TO BRIDGTON HOSPITAL FOR AN INJURY TO HIS ANKLE AND FOOT.

GOULET SAYS THE CRASH HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED AND CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE BROUGHT AGAINST ALLEN AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.