AUGUSTA — Interstate 95 has reopened after a 7:50 a.m. tractor-trailer crash at mile 115 northbound disrupted traffic this morning, Maine Department of Public Safety announced shortly after noon. The allegedly impaired driver has been charged in the crash.

Northbound I-95 traffic was reduced to one lane for three hours and completely shut down for about an hour as crews worked to clear the crash.

Police said the tractor-trailer, hauling Pop-tarts and Cheez-its, went off the right side of the road, struck rock ledges and rolled onto its side. It came to rest with the cab partially in the right lane. The driver, 61-year-old Miles McIntyre of Wildomar, California, was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Police attributed the crash to “extreme driver fatigue” and found evidence of narcotics, according to the latest report. The driver was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, driving to endanger, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. McIntyre was booked at the Kennebec County Jail.

Maine Department of Agriculture inspected the food products on-site to ensure safe consumption.

Maine DOT opened emergency routes to divert northbound I-95 traffic off at Exit 113 to Route 104 so crews could clean up.

 

 

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