AUGUSTA — A Waterville woman who was driving drunk last March when she struck a house in Waterville with her vehicle and then drove off before crashing into woods was sentenced Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center.

Sueann M. Call, 47, pleaded guilty to a charge of operating under the influence and was sentenced to 10 days in jail, to be served in the alternative sentencing program beginning Sept. 30, and a year of administrative release. She was fined $500 and her license was suspended for 150 days.

The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Russell, said Call’s blood alcohol content tested at 0.28, more than three times the legal limit, and that Call’s vehicle ran into a house, backed out of it and then took off. She was found and arrested shortly afterward at the second crash site on nearby Spring Street.

At the time of the crash, Waterville police said Call was traveling through the intersection of Kennebec and Green streets about 3 p.m. March 5, when she allegedly missed the turn, driving about 40 feet onto the lawn of 36 Green St. before striking the brick foundation of the home. The building’s owner, Roland Hallee, said at the time that Call’s vehicle punctured a 3-foot hole in the brick foundation of the duplex.

“You’re very lucky somebody was not hurt or killed,” Judge Evert Fowle told Call at the hearing. “You’re getting off very lightly, I think, for what occurred here.”

Fowle said he was accepting the plea agreement because Call had no prior criminal record.


Call was represented by attorney Brad Grant.

Attorneys told Fowle that all the restitution for the damages she caused was paid.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams

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