A Waldo man who drifted his vehicle into a ditch and struck a rock on Bonne Terre Road in Waldo at about 10:20 p.m.  May 21 was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and possession of a schedule W drug.

The driver of the vehicle, Zachary Littlefield, 23, was carrying two young passengers at the time of the accident. No one was injured.

Police say Littlefield was traveling north on Bonne Terre Road when he drifted across the southbound lane and continued into a nearby ditch, striking a rock.

Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy David Mushrall, who responded to the accident, detected an odor of intoxicants coming from Littlefield’s breath and performed a sobriety check. As a result of the check, Littlefield was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and possession of a schedule W drug. Police say drugs and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Damage to Littlefield’s 1996 GMC pickup truck was estimated at $2,000. Neither Littlefield nor his passengers — a 1-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy — were injured.

In an unrelated incident, a man driving recklessly and at one point endangering a boy riding his bicycle on North Main Street (Route 1A) in Winterport was arrested on May 24.

Ronald W. Rideout, 41, of Scarborough was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and driving to endanger.

At about 5 p.m., police received a call from a resident on North Main Street in Winterport who said a driver had pulled into her driveway and was driving recklessly, doing donut spins on her driveway. Keating said the woman told police that the driver of the 2001 Lincoln, Ronald W. Rideout, had one foot and one arm hanging out of his car. Eventually, she told police, he sped off.

Sgt. Dale Brown had been in the vicinity and spotted Rideout as he was driving north on North Main Street and followed behind him, police said. According to Brown, Rideout had one arm and one leg hanging out of the window as the woman described, and he had been driving slowly toward a young boy who was riding his bicycle in the same direction in the breakdown lane.

Police said Rideout began to accelerate toward the boy, and just as he came closer to the boy, Rideout yanked his wheel away, missing the boy. Brown stopped Rideout and arrested him. Rideout, who is currently out on bail, was charged with operating under the influence and driving to endanger.

Police hope to identify and locate the young boy who was almost hit by Rideout. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Office at 338-6786.