A pickup truck driven Christopher E. Jordan, 50, of Turner, went off Route 27 in New Vineyard and struck a tree Thursday. Jordan was later arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office photo

NEW VINEYARD — A Turner man was injured Thursday when the pickup truck he was driving northbound crossed the centerline on Route 27, went off the road and hit a tree, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Friday.

Christopher Jordan Franklin County Detention Center photo

Christopher E. Jordan, 50, received minor injuries in the crash reported at 1:09 p.m. He was taken by a NorthStar EMS ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. Following an investigation by Deputy David Davol, Jordan was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, Nichols said.

Jordan’s 2019 Dodge pickup was heavily damaged.

Farmington Police and Fire Rescue departments, New Vineyard Fire Department and NorthStar personnel assisted at the scene near the Holly Road intersection.

After Jordan was medically cleared from FMH, he was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center, booked and released on $3,000 unsecured bail later in the day.  He is scheduled to appear Dec. 8 at a Farmington court.

A conviction for drunken driving is punishable by up to 364 days and a fine of up to $2,000.

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