Police crack down on running red lights, texting



ELLSWORTH — Police have been busy conducting traffic details around the city in recent weeks. The details are funded by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.

Speeding tickets

Several motorists were issued summonses for speeding on Route 1A in recent weeks, all for traveling 64 mph in a 55-mph zone.

This isn’t a coincidence. While many drivers were clocked at speeds greater than 64 mph, police often give drivers a break, ticketing drivers for lower speeds than they were reportedly traveling.

“It’s really a compassion thing,” said Lt. Harold Page in a previous interview with The American. Page said he almost always writes tickets for speeds lower than that at which the driver had been clocked.

The following motorists received summonses:

Carl Heise, 39, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Kimberly Corban, 27, of Ellsworth

Evan Toothaker, 21, of Ellsworth

Kathleen Morse, 35, of Ellsworth

Jordan Nutting, 23, of Fairfield

Jeffrey Crossman, 55, of Ellsworth

Shankar Sandiri, 36, of Westborough, Mass.

Robert Booth, 25, of Charlotte

Joseph Gilroy, 62, of Staten Island, N.Y.

Jun Shi, 48, of Cambridge, Mass.

Holly Twining, 47, of Orono

Michael Lawrence, 62, of Bangor

Tera Cielsa, 43, of Eden, N.Y.

Jennifer Grant, 40, of Southwest Harbor.

The following drivers also were issued summonses for speeding elsewhere in Ellsworth:

Mackenzie Kelley, 32, of Orland, 44 mph in a 35-mph-zone on the North Bend Road on July 29.

Kelley also was issued a ticket for allegedly failing to provide proof of insurance.

Jordan Haycock, 28, of Cherryfield, 70 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 1A on July 29.

Aaron Ball, 43, of Hermon, 81 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 1A on July 20.

Alan Paradise, 21, of Bucksport, 54 mph in a 25-mph zone on the Bucksport Road on July 20.

Keven LaBoy Juarez, 28, of Berkley, Calif., 54 mph in a 25-mph zone on the Bucksport Road on July 20.

Reginald Kane, 67, of Ellsworth, 33 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on July 27.

David Robbins, 52, of Wakefield, Ill., 43 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on July 27.

Carolyne Wakefield, 35, of Lamoine, 33 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on July 27.

Sadie Allgood, 28, of Bar Harbor, 40 mph in a 25-mph-zone on Route 1 on July 26.

Adam Williams, 43, of Bangor, 70 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 1A on July 25.

Traffic violations

Police handed out a number of tickets to motorists for failing to stop at red lights around the city this week. The fine for failing to stop at a red light is $146.

The following motorists were recently issued tickets for failure to stop at a red light on High Street:

Kristen McNulty, 61, of Surry

Nichole Blanchard, 38, of Portland

Douglas Stewart, 80, of Lamoine

Nancy Farren, 24, of Jonesport

Gary Crouse, 57, of Morristown, Vt.

Shawn Romer, 56, of Mariaville

Chelse Edgar, 28, of Whitefield

Justice Barnes, 48, of Mariaville

Michael Murphy, 66, of Addison

Derek Drew, 31, of Bangor

Michael Darnell, 68, of Payson, Ariz.

Jeannine Lawser, 51, of Lamoine

Ian Jenike, 71, of Wildwood, Fla.

David Overholtz, 58, of Bucksport

Michael Hamm, 45, of Yarmouth

Scott Watson, 45, of Earlysville, Va.

Scott Gray, 58, of Blue Hill

Roman Jordan, 34, of Milbridge

Cynthia Wixon, 65, of Surry

Bruce Gordon, 54, of Ellsworth

Manuel Moody, 73, of Southwest Harbor

Brent Drouin, 46, of San Diego, Calif.

Russell Sargent, 55, of Mariaville.

The following motorists were issued tickets for failure to stop at a red light on the Downeast Highway:

Karen Kirchman, 58, of Ellsworth

Susan Blier, 67, of Hermon.

The following motorists were also issued summonses for traffic violations:

Jensen Rich of Mount Desert, no age given, failure to provide proof of inspection and failure to register a motor vehicle for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on High Street on July 20.

Tiffany Sargent, 35, of Fletchers Landing, failure to register a vehicle for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on Oak Street on July 20.

Parker Benson, 22, of Holden, failure to provide proof of inspection and insurance following a traffic stop on East Main Street on July 18.

Ashlyn Gianfrancesco, 25, of Lamoine, failure to provide proof of inspection following a traffic stop on Oak Street on July 18.

Jennifer Wright, 32, of Bar Harbor, failure to provide proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Bayside Road on July 28.

Baxter Forrest, 20, of Surry, failure to register a motor vehicle for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on the Bayside Road on July 20.

Michael Miller, 45, of Ellsworth, failure to provide proof of inspection following a traffic stop on High Street on July 25.

Cara Rowe, 28, of Atlanta, Ga., failure to maintain control following a traffic stop on High Street on July 24.

Texting while driving

The following motorists were recently issued tickets for texting while driving:

Jennifer Grant, 40, of SouthwestHarbor

Scott Lane, 42, of Medway

Robert Cousins, 34, of Brewer

Teagan Candage, 21, of Bar Harbor

Christine Brown, 45, of Ellsworth

Anthony Gardner, 21, of Ellsworth

Tucker Lewis, 24, of Sullivan

Christine Lotz-Garrity, 51, of Castine

Kimberly Beal, 54, of Milbridge

Zachary Mcnally, 29, of Sedgwick

Taylor Wardwell, 21, of Bucksport

Nicholas Sawyer, 33, of Ellsworth

Andrea Workman, 33, of Waltham

Jennifer Perruzzi, 55, of Southwest Harbor

Jody Patterson, 42, of Bar Harbor.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

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Kate is the paper's Digital Media Strategist, responsible for all things social, and the occasional story too! She's a former reporter for the paper and can be reached at: [email protected]
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