Driver injured in Route 27 accident allegedly distracted

DRESDEN — A distracted driver was injured Wednesday when her car veered off the road and hit a utility pole on Route 27, police said.

Nicole Fowler, 25, of Edgecomb, was taken by ambulance to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta with what were believed to be non life-threatening injuries, said Sgt. Jason Nein of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened about 8 a.m. near Carriage Court as Fowler drove a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix north on Gardiner Road, which is Route 27.

“She became distracted for some reason, crossed the southbound lane, went off the road and traveled along the southbound shoulder until she hit a utility pole,” Nein said.

The impact broke the pole, which caused power lines to fall across the road, Nein said. The road was closed for a little more than an hour as traffic was diverted through a nearby mobile home park.

Nein said it appears power was disrupted to just one unoccupied home.

The car was destroyed, Nein said. Neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the crash, but Nein noted the speed limit in the area is 55 mph.

Fowler had not been charged as of this afternoon.

AUGUSTA

TUESDAY

At 4:34 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Sewall Street.

6:24 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

6:36 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

11:45 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Cony Circle.

WEDNESDAY

At 12:57 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Bridge Street Tavern on Bridge Street.

3:16 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at Kennebec County jail on State Street.

3:54 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at the American Lung Association on State Street.

8:09 a.m., theft was reported at the Zoom In on State Street.

8:53 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Roncalli Apartments on State Street.

10:50 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Gage Street.

11:49 a.m., trespassing was reported at Salon 2000 on Sewall Street.

12:33 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Camp Keyes Building 39 on Winthrop Street.

12:39 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Rite Aid on Hospital Street.

1:27 p.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported on Townsend Street.

1:51 p.m., there was an accident in Cony Circle.

2:21 p.m., fraud was reported at CVS on Capitol Street.

2:40 p.m., mischief was reported at the Hodgkins School on Malta Street.

2:45 p.m., trespassing was reported at Bank of America on Bangor Street.

3:39 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Camp Keyes Building 7 on Winthrop Street.

3:47 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Spring Street.

4:01 p.m., a disturbance was reported at Mid Maine Maintenance on Eastern Avenue.

CHINA

TUESDAY

At 10:10 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at Erskine Academy on Windsor Road.

7:33 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Yorktown Road.

GARDINER

TUESDAY

At 9:47 a.m., theft was reported on Dresden Avenue.

3:31 p.m., threatening was reported on Winter Street.

6:58 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

7:40 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on High Holborn Street.

WEDNESDAY

At 6:54 a.m., there was an accident on the Gardiner/Randolph bridge.

HALLOWELL

TUESDAY

At 6:34 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Central Street.

8:27 p.m., theft was reported on Winthrop Street.

WEDNESDAY

At 8:58 a.m., theft was reported on Sampsons Row.

RANDOLPH

TUESDAY

At 11:50 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at the Randolph Take Out on Windsor Street.

SIDNEY

TUESDAY

At 5:09 p.m., an accident was reported on West River Road.

VASSALBORO

TUESDAY

At 8:37 p.m., theft was reported on Canal Street.

WINTHROP

TUESDAY

At 8:21 p.m., a family fight was reported on Boot Cove Lane.

WEDNESDAY

At 7:53 a.m., there was a report of a family fight on Route 133.

12:56 p.m., drugs were reported on Town Hall Lane.

1:49 p.m., trespassing was reported on Holmes Road.

2:59 p.m., a weapon offense was reported on Roseanne Drive.

3:09 p.m., a holdup alarm sounded on Highland Avenue.

Arrests

WINTHROP

WEDNESDAY

At 8:15 p.m., Matthew E. Crook, 44, of Winthrop, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on Route 133.

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