Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Stonington crash leads to OUI arrest

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested several motorists for drunk driving last weekend, including one who had a collision.

Deputy Dana Austin arrested a motorist after a crash on Airport in Stonington Friday.

Austin charged Audrey Cooper, 44, of Stonington with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Cooper was driving south in a 2010 Subaru Outback, which went off the road and hit a pole and a tree, Austin said.

The deputy estimated $8,000 in damage to the car.

Deputy Jeff McFarland arrested a man after checking on a vehicle off the road on the Bald Mountain Road in Dedham Saturday.

Darryl Reed, 68, of Ellsworth was arrested on charges of OUI, operating after suspension, bail violation and two Penobscot County warrants.

OUI enforcement detail

Deputy Jake Day arrested two motorists during an OUI enforcement detail he conducted in Ellsworth, Blue Hill and Sedgwick between 10 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Day arrested Chad Christensen, 20, of Addison on a charge of OUI on Route 1 in Ellsworth Saturday. Day said he noticed Christensen’s vehicle swerving on the roadway. The deputy also charged Christensen with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor.

Day arrested Timothy Jones, 24, of Stonington on a charge of violating conditions of his release. Day had stopped Jones’ vehicle on the Mines Road in Blue Hill for an expired registration Friday.

A report about a vehicle stuck in a Dedham snowbank led to arrest for a motorist Jan. 6.

Day arrested Christopher A. Hamilton, 49, of Dedham on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating without a license.


Vandals shot several Orland and Penobscot residences with paintball guns last week. Deputies took several reports Jan. 7-9.


Deputy Jeff McFarland is investigating a theft of jewelry from a Sedgwick residence that was reported Jan. 6.

Detective Stephen McFarland is investigating a theft of two Husquavarna chainsaws from a Brooklin residence.

“There are suspects in the case and the investigation is ongoing,” McFarland said.

The town of Lamoine reported Jan. 8 a theft of several street signs over the past few months.

A Blue Hill man reported the theft of tire chains from his tractor Jan. 8.

More accidents

A sport utility vehicle went off the road and flipped onto its side due to icy road conditions on Coastal Road in Brooksville Saturday, Austin reported.

Timothy Smith, 33, of Orono was driving east in a 2004 Land Rover, which sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage, Austin said.

A car struck two vehicles, causing one of the cars to leave the roadway and hit a utility pole on Front Ridge Road in Orland Jan. 5, police reported.

A 1998 Honda Civic operated by Kristen Rogde, 49, of Sedgwick had drifted across the centerline and grazed the side of a 2012 Honda Fit operated by Dorothy Caldwell, 66, of Penobscot, Chief Deputy Pat Kane reported.

The Honda Civic continued on and struck the driver’s side of a 2012 Hyundai, operated by Barbara Gray, 36, of Penobscot. That collision caused the Hyundai to leave the road and hit a utility pole, Kane said.

Deputies estimated $8,000 in damage to the Hyundai, $2,000 for the Honda Fit and $3,000 for the Honda Civic.

No serious injuries were reported.

Deputy Rob Morang dispatched a deer after a vehicle struck it on Swan’s Island Saturday. The vehicle wasn’t damaged.

Citizen assist

Deputy Brian Archer gave a Franklin man a ride to his home after finding him walking on Route 1 in Hancock Jan. 9.


Police summoned Karley Perkins, 24, of Hancock on charges of possession of a usable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia Jan. 6 in Hancock.


Jennifer Osborn

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