Monday, October 27, 2014

Property Damage TT Crash - I-95 Island Falls


DATE: Monday, October 27, 2014

STATE OF MAINE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
MAINE STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
PREPARED BY: Tpr. John Darcy 
CONTACT #: 532-5400

CASE #: SP14-096126
TROOPER: Tpr. John Darcy
TROOP: F- Houlton

INCIDENT DETAILS
DATE/TIME: 10/27/2014 - 0630 Hours
LOCATION: I 95 N Island Falls - Mile marker 278

NATURE: Tractor trailer crash

OPERATOR 1: Steven Haggan
AGE: 26
TOWN, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Levant, ME
VEHICLE YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: 2005 Peterbilt tractor trailer
SPEED INVOLVED (Y/N): No
SEAT BELT/HELMET WORN (Y/N): Yes

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

Steven Haggan was traveling northbound on Interstate 95, operating a tractor trailer hauling wood chips. Steven had never driver this particular truck. He was distracted, looking for the switch to heat the side mirrors to remove fog. Steven was turning on the dome light in the truck to look for the switch. When he felt the rumble strip he looked back at the roadway and realized he had crossed from the right lane and was heading into the median. He did not have time to prevent it, went into the median and struck some trees, causing disabling damage. Steven was not injured. Tpr. Flynn of the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit arrived on scene and inspected the vehicle. He observed that the truck’s fuel tank was fully submerged in the mud and was leaking fuel. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) were contacted and are still on scene cleaning up and trying to remove the truck. Haggan was issued a summons for distracted driving.

ASSISTING AGENCIES: DOT, DEP

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MV Crash - Oper After Susp - Linneus

DATE: Sunday, October 26, 2014

STATE OF MAINE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
MAINE STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Brian L. Harris
CONTACT #: 532-5400

TROOPER: Tr. Jill Monahan
TROOP: F
INCIDENT DETAILS
DATE/TIME: 10-26-14 1300 hrs
LOCATION: Burton Rd. Linneus
NATURE: MV Crash / OAS

OPERATOR 1: Herbert Winship III
AGE: 38
TOWN, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Houlton, ME.
VEHICLE YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: 2004 Pontiac SUV
SPEED INVOLVED (Y/N): N
SEAT BELT/HELMET WORN (Y/N): yes, airbag deployed

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 10-26-14 at 1300 hrs Tr. Jill Monahan responded to a single vehicle crash on the Burton Rd in Linneus. A tan SUV had gone off the road, striking a mailbox and a telephone pole and coming to rest on the side of the roadway. The male operator had then left the scene prior to Tr. Monahan’s arrival. During the investigation, Herbert Winship, age 38 of Houlton was identified as the operator and he was subsequently located at a residence in Houlton. Winship was arrested for operating after suspension and on three outstanding arrest warrants and transported to the Aroostook County Jail. Tr. Monahan was assisted by Houlton P.D, the investigation is continuing with further charges possible.

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Houlton P.D.

COURT ACTION (Y/N): Yes
COURT DATE: not set
COURT: Houlton Superior Court
CUSTODY LOCATION: Aroostook County Jail