Five people were transported to the hospital for treatment after a three-vehicle collision near Fullington Road on Route 1 in Lincolnville Aug. 20. The driver of a dump truck was charged with criminal operating under the influence and driving to endanger.

According to Lincolnville Police Chief Ronald Young, Richard Kennedy, 58, of Waldoboro was found to have a blood alcohol level that was almost three times the legal limit.

The accident occurred shortly before noon.

Young said at least three of the victims were taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Young said on Aug. 23 that all those taken to the hospital were released after examination and treatment.

Those involved in the accident included Peter Tavernakis, 32, of Camden, driving a  2006 Ford E250 van owned by Achorn Electric of Warren. A passenger in the van, Jason Smalley, 31, of Warren, was also transported to PBMC and later released.

The third vehicle in the collision, a 2004 Ford Explorer, was driven by Aaron Sheridan, 34, of Rockland and carried two passengers, Young said.

The Lincolnville police and fire departments, along with ambulances and personnel from the Camden First Aid Association, responded.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at