Island Police Log: Crash results in OUI charge



TRENTON — A 22-year-old Trenton woman who crashed her car Feb. 25 on Route 3 was charged with allegedly operating while intoxicated.

Danielle Osier was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) after she lost control of her 2007 Buick, causing the vehicle to spin into the oncoming lane before coming to rest on a snowbank.

A hit-and-run accident Feb. 25 led to the arrest of a Trenton man.

Nicholas Chandler, 23, was arrested on charges of operating after habitual offender revocation and illegal attachment of registration plates.

Bar Harbor

A Southwest Harbor man escaped injury Feb. 26 after the heavy-duty pickup truck he was driving lost a set of rear tires. Police say Evan Connor, 27, was on Route 102 when the dual rear, left-side tires fell off the 2007 Chevrolet 3500 truck. Connor was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull it to the side of the road, according to reports. The truck is said to have suffered moderate damage.

An Ellsworth man was arrested the evening of Feb. 26 after his pickup truck became stuck in an Eden Street snowbank. Police say John Sherman, 54, tested “double the legal limit” for blood alcohol content and was arrested on a charge of OUI, according to reports.

Ellen Hartig, 23, of Bar Harbor was arrested Saturday on a charge of OUI.

Officer Soren Sundberg assisted an elderly lady with transportation to a medical appointment Feb. 25, as she was unable to schedule a taxi during the snowstorm. Also Feb. 25, Officer Tim Bland helped free a large truck stuck in snow in the Backyard Parking Lot downtown.

Lt. James Pinkham helped a stranded motorist with a jump start at the town pier on Saturday. On Sunday, Officer Dustin Tierney helped an elderly motorist check and fill their vehicle’s engine fluids.

A 2006 Subaru Outback was reported struck in the driver’s-side door by an alleged hit-and-run driver while parked at MDI High School Monday.

Cows were reported in the Crooked Road Feb. 24, but no loose animals were located on inspection.

Three snowmobilers were warned against criminal trespass on a Crooked Road property Sunday.

A Crooked Road resident reported a trailer hitch stolen off of a vehicle Feb. 24.

Mount Desert

The passenger in a vehicle stopped by police Saturday ended up at the Hancock County Jail.

According to police, James Freedman, 21, of Mount Desert allegedly violated his bail conditions by consuming alcohol. Freedman was arrested, taken to the jail and later released on bail.

Snow and ice on the Pretty Marsh Road were listed as factors that resulted in a Tremont driver losing control of his pickup, which left the road and struck a tree on Monday.

William Shepard reportedly was not injured in the accident. His 2009 GMC sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene, Officer Dana Austin reported.

Southwest Harbor

Leaking hydraulic fluid is believed to have ignited a fire that damaged a piece of heavy equipment Monday near the intersection of the Clark Point and Herrick roads.

Colton Sanborn of Goodwin Construction was operating the equipment when the fire broke out. A volunteer fireman himself, Sanborn had the fire mostly under control when the fire department arrived to extinguish the blaze and clean up any fuel or oil that might have leaked onto the ground.

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