WATERVILLE — A tractor-trailer was damaged early Saturday morning after its driver fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 95 and the rig went off the road, police said.

Ronnie Fowler, of Dedham, the truck’s driver, suffered minor injuries, according to Trooper Joseph Chretien, of the Maine State Police. He said there will be no charges in the accident, which was reported around 3:40 a.m. near mile marker 127.

Chretien said the tractor-trailer hit the right guardrail, then bounced against the left guardrail before coming to rest on the left side of the road.

More than 50 phone calls were made to police reporting the accident Saturday morning, according to dispatch records from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 9:30 a.m. the tractor-trailer remained pulled off to the side of the road. Chretien said it would take time to move the truck and that police had not wanted to do it before daylight. The truck was carrying “household goods,” according to Chretien; and while a small amount of gasoline was spilled, it did not pose a risk to public safety.

He said the driver had not exceeded safety regulations limiting truck drivers’ hours on the road.

“He was just tired,” Chretien said. “He is a local driver and had not been exceeding his time limits.”

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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