A Standish man was charged with operating while under the influence after the utility van he was driving crashed into and seriously injured a Standish boy who was riding his bike Saturday.

Blaine Gaudet Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office photo

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the boy, 12, was taken to Maine Medical Center for serious but non life-threatening injuries from the accident on the Ossipee Trail at 7:50 p.m.

Police said a 2005 Ford utility van operated by Blaine M. Gaudet, 27, of 355 Northeast Road, crossed over the white fog line and struck the boy.

Gaudet was charged with operating while under the influence causing serious injury to another and violation of bail conditions. Gaudet was out on bail for an earlier operating while under the influence charge.

He is being held at Cumberland County Jail. His arraignment will take place in the coming week, police said.

The case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Beth Quimby can be contacted at 791-6363 or at:

[email protected]

Twitter: @bquimby


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