OAKFIELD — Maine state police are charging a truck driver with aggravated criminal mischief after the trailer he was driving severed a utility pole and ripped an attached garage away from a house on Saturday night.

An Emera Maine spokeswoman says the crash knocked out power to nearly 2,900 households. Power was restored hours later.

Police say they expect to file additional charges against 34-year-old Christopher Crowe of Oakfield, who is being held on $10,000 bail.

Authorities say Crowe lost control of his truck on a curve on River Road in Oakfield. The truck severed the utility pole then crashed into a nearby house, causing significant damage. Crowe suffered minor injuries.

Police say the truck, owned by Sides Logging of Sherman, was totaled.

Crowe is scheduled to appear in Houlton Superior Court Dec. 17.

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