2011-12-20 / News

Saturday snowfall keeps sheriff’s department busy

BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff


The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department was kept busy responding to crashes after a snow squall hit the area Saturday morning.

The first was in Route 1 in Woolwich between The Taste of Maine and the George Wright Road, reported at 8:49 a. m. Chief Deputy Brett Strout said Joan Hardy, 79, of 359 Montsweag Road, Woolwich, was traveling south on Route 1 and prior to The Taste of Maine, lost traction on the grade and went off the right side of the road into a deep ditch, rolling over her 1996 Jeep. Hardy was examined by a North East Mobile Health Services crew at the scene but wasn’t transported. The Jeep sustained about $1,500 in damage.

At 9: 06 a. m. deputies responded to a vehicle slideoff on Interstate 295 in Topsham, and then another at 9:50 a.m. on Route 1 in Woolwich near the Nequasset Road intersection that involved no injury. Due to ice and traffic backed up, a minor two-vehicle crash was reported in the same area at 10:12 a.m.

Two minutes later, at 10:14 a. m. another crash was reported on Route 1 near the George Wright Road.

Not related to the squall, at about 7:10 p.m. in West Bath, 18-year-old Preston Doak of 76 River Road in Woolwich lost control of his vehicle on Berry’s Mill Road due to speed, according to Strout, and went off the road into a ditch on the opposite side of the roadway he was traveling in. Strout said Doak was issued a summons for imprudent speed.

The West Bath Fire Department, Deputy Matt Shiers and Cpl. Ian Alexander responded.

Sunday morning, Cpl. Adam Baker and Deputy Mark Anderson responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 9 a.m. on Route 1 at the Mountain Road intersection in Woolwich, resulting in minor injury.

Strout said Gail Holbrook, 43, of 122 Delano Road in Woolwich, was driving a 2011 Subaru. Holbrook was starting from a stop sign on Mountain Road making a left turn onto Route 1. Pamela Brawn, 57, of 508 Arrowsic Road in Arrowsic, was driving a 2011 Jeep and was traveling north on Route 1 and was in the process of making a left hand turn onto Mountain Road. Strout said Holbrook impeded the right of way of Brawn, resulting in the vehicles crashing. Brawn was transported to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Her vehicle sustained about $ 3,000 in damage and the Subaru Holbrook was driving sustained about $2,000.

No charges were filed according to the report, as of Monday afternoon.

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