ATHENS — A man who bought a Chevrolet Corvette on Monday crashed the car that evening in an alleged drunken driving crash on Hartland Road, police said.

Robert Smith, 71, of the coastal Hancock County town of Brooklin, is charged with operating under the influence and operating without a license in connection with the crash, according to Chief Deputy James Ross, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was called to deal with the single-vehicle rollover with entrapment around 10 p.m. Monday in the area of 520 Hartland Road.

Smith’s arm was pinned under the car, a blue Corvette, and he was taken by ambulance to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Ross said.

Smith has a conditional license because of a prior OUI conviction and is restricted to operating a vehicle only with a functioning interlock system, a device that requires a driver to blow into a breathalyzer before starting the vehicle.

Because the Corvette did not have an interlock system, Smith was operating beyond his license restrictions, Ross said.

Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Blodgett handled the call and was assisted by Maine State Police and fire departments from Athens, Harmony and Skowhegan.

The Corvette was towed from the scene. Ross said Monday that he was unsure of the extent of the damage, but he said “it probably didn’t fare well going upside down.”

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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