Ellsworth Police: Ice, Moose, Road Rage Contribute to Crashes

ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Police Department handled accidents due to ice, moose and road rage last week.


A car struck a guardrail when a motorist lost control after striking a patch of ice on Bucksport Road near Pondview Variety Sunday, police reported.

Ellen Boughman, 59, of Bucksport was driving east in a 2001 Buick Regal, which sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage, police said.

A car struck a moose on Route 1A Friday after its driver saw the animal too late to swerve or apply the brakes, police reported.

Joseph Connors, 45, of Bangor was driving north in a 1994 Volvo, which sustained an estimated $10,000 in damage, police said.

A car rear-ended another vehicle after a road rage incident on Route 230 Dec. 3, police said.

Mary Alley, 17, of Bar Harbor was driving north in a 2001 Subaru, which struck a 1998 Chevrolet operated by Abner Sadler, 47, of Surry, police said.

An officer said Alley claims Sadler “slammed” on his brakes. Sadler advised the officer he was only slowing down, police said.

Police estimated $4,000 in damage to the car and $800 for the Chevrolet.


A bottle of prescription medicine was stolen from a vehicle Sunday.

Arrests and Summonses

Jamie Brown, 30, Hancock, operating after suspension.

Eleanor Curtis, 81, Ellsworth, operating after suspension.

Suzanne Dubay, 51, Lamoine, four Bangor warrants failure to appear.

Michael Curtis, 58, Bar Harbor, harassment.

Rebecca Thurston, 40, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release, theft.

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