A 47-year-old Poland man was injured early Thursday when his car left North Raymond Road and struck a tree in Raymond, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Tom Hardy, who sustained serious, but non life-threatening injuries, was following his girlfriend Hilda Brackett, 40, also of Poland, home when his Ford Focus left the road.

Brackett returned to the accident scene and called 911. She was later charged by deputies with operating under the influence. Police said Hardy was not wearing a seat belt.

“Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash and test results are pending,” the release stated. “Both cases remain under investigation at this time.”

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