EMBDEN — A Waterville man is scheduled to appear in court in July on charges of operating under the influence and driving to endanger after the car he was driving Friday night on New Portland Road struck another vehicle, head-on, destroying both, according to police.

Two vehicles were destroyed in a head-on collision Friday night on New Portland Road in Embden, according to police. There were multiple injuries and one driver was charged with operating under the influence and driving to endanger. Photo courtesy Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

Conrad Ayers, 22, was driving a 2020 Subaru Outback east at 7:36 p.m. when the car crossed the center line and drifted into the westbound lane, striking a 2019 Honda Pilot, according to Mike Mitchell, chief deputy of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

The Honda was being driven west by Todd Graham, 55, of Mount Desert, and there were three teenagers inside the vehicle, Mitchell said. All of those involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and all were taken by Anson-Madison-Starks Ambulance and RFGH EMS to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, Mitchell said.

They were taken to the hospital as precautionary measures and all were released by midnight Friday, Mitchell said.

Ayers was not arrested, but he was charged with OUI and driving to endanger and is scheduled to appear July 3 in Unified District Court in Skowhegan, according to Mitchell.

Somerset Sheriff’s Sgt. Ritchie Putnam was the primary investigator of the crash and he was assisted by deputies William Crawford and Kehl Chadwick, he said. They closed the road for about 90 minutes, he added. Both vehicles were destroyed in the crash, he said.

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