Man facing charge after colliding with sheriff’s vehicle

BUCKSPORT — A Sherman man operating a 2000 International truck along Route 15 June 19 was charged with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle after crashing into a parked Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department utility vehicle. The 2013 Ford utility vehicle was parked as Sheriff’s Officer Jon A. Carson assisted the Bucksport Police Department in directing traffic following a collision between a motorcycle and deer.

Police said Kenneth Mcnally, 42, collided with the cruiser around 7:46 a.m. after his brakes failed. The Bucksport Police Department summoned him for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The Maine State Police investigated the accident involving the commercial truck and the police vehicle.

Mcnally was hauling biomass fuel to the Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport for KR Lane Logging in Sherman.

Sgt. Jason Stattler of the Maine State Police investigated the incident, which resulted in the firm being summoned on three violations: unsafe operation, inoperative brakes and faulty tires.

“I inspected the vehicle roadside which had nine of the 12 brakes compromised in some way or another,” Stattler said. “In total there were about 23 defects found.”

The initial accident occurred earlier that morning when Brett Bowden, 52, of Bucksport, driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle, collided with a deer.

Bowden sustained minor injuries. He was transported to a local hospital.

Bucksport police estimated the motorcycle’s damage at $1,000.

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Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Former Ellsworth American reporter worked at the Piscataquis Observer for 3.5 years before joining the American. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors.