Montville woman summoned after vehicle nearly strikes tree

By Ben Holbrook | Jul 30, 2013
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Thorndike — Police summoned a Montville woman for not reporting a crash after her vehicle drifted off the road and nearly struck a tree.

Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said Maya E. Doyle, 22, of Montville, was summoned for failure to report an accident by quickest means Wednesday, July 24. Doyle was driving north on Route 220 at 12:56 a.m. through Thorndike Village in a 2001 Volkswagen when her vehicle drifted off the road, Trafton said.

The vehicle struck a mailbox, drove through a flower bed and brushed a maple tree so closely some of the bark was removed, Trafton said. Doyle managed to drive back onto the road before pulling the vehicle over.

Trafton said Doyle's incident occurred directly across the road from the site of a July 4 fatal crash.

After stopping her vehicle, Trafton said Doyle got a ride from a friend to a party where she began drinking. When deputies contacted her, they asked if Doyle was drinking at the time of the crash, which she denied.

Doyle reportedly told deputies she was looking down in her lap at her phone when her vehicle drifted off of the road. The Volkswagen was towed from the scene with damage to the passenger side of the vehicle, Trafton said.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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