Man charged with OUI in Dedham crash

DEDHAM — A driver who told police he crashed his car while on his cell phone arguing with his wife was arrested Jan. 10 on an alleged drunk-driving charge.

Steven Tartaglia, 36, of Hampden was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) and taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, where he additionally was summoned on charges of leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

According to the report, Tartaglia was northbound on Route 1 in Dedham when his 2008 Toyota drifted off the road and into a ditch.

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Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander