Ellsworth driver summoned after rolling vehicle in Searsmont
Searsmont — Waldo County Sheriff's deputies investigated the fishy circumstances that caused a single-vehicle rollover on Route 3 in Searsmont the evening of October 7.
The single-vehicle rollover was reported to police at 10:17 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, by the driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Shana Tucker of Ellsworth, Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said.
When deputies arrived, Tucker told police her 1999 Hyundai Elantra was run off the road by another vehicle that struck her car on Route 3 near Thompson's Ridge Road. Tucker was traveling west on Route 3 at the time of the accident, Trafton said.
During the course of their investigation, deputies discovered fish carcasses and guts that covered the road a short distance from where the accident occurred, Trafton said.
Trafton said the accident report indicated the fish carcasses and guts could have made the road slippery and caused Tucker to lose control of her vehicle.
Tucker and her 24-year-old female passenger were transported to area hospitals to be treated for injuries that Trafton said did not appear to be life-threatening. Tucker was also summoned for operating under the influence and possession of a schedule W drug.
Trafton said the Hyundai most likely sustained significant damage.
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