Police are considering bringing criminal charges against the driver of a car that rolled over several times in an accident on Brighton Road in Athens Sunday evening.

Joseph Adams, of Skowhegan, the driver of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata, was initially taken by LifeFlight helicopter to a Bangor hospital and later transferred to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. A spokeswoman for the hospital said Monday that he had been discharged.

Speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash, according to Chief Deputy James Ross of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Ross said police are still investigating the accident, but have learned that a group of people were doing speed runs in excess of 100 miles per hour in the area.

“The deputy is still investigating, but that’s what the word was,” Ross said. “The way the car traveled, flipped, cartwheeled and went airborne over Wesserunsett Stream, it had to have been traveling at an extremely high rate of speed.”

Criminal charges are being considered against Adams, he said.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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