Man charged with OUI after fleeing crash scene

By Diana Graettinger,
Posted Nov. 09, 2008, at 10:02 p.m.

FRANKLIN, Maine — A 28-year-old Bar Harbor man is facing multiple charges after the pickup he was driving smashed into a cable guardrail on Route 182 and rolled over Friday evening.

Around 6 p.m. Friday, Bradley Hamor was driving his 2004 Chevrolet pickup and was traveling toward Hancock when he lost control of his vehicle. The pickup left the road, smashed into the guardrail and rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels. The driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, fled the scene, Trooper Christopher Smith of the Maine State Police said Sunday.

Smith said the vehicle appeared to have been traveling at a high rate of speed.

State police K-9s were called, but after tracking the driver, the dogs lost his scent.

Hamor later was found in a car in Ellsworth. He was taken by police to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth for treatment and then released.

Police charged him with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, operating after suspension and violation of bail. He remained in the Hancock County Jail on Sunday. It was unknown whether he was wearing a seat belt. The truck was a complete loss.

Smith was assisted at the scene by three state troopers, the Franklin Fire Department and the Ellsworth Police Department.

Shortly before the Hamor accident, Smith was at the scene of a crash Friday at the intersection of Route 1 and Washington Junction Road in Hancock.

Ann Brandon, 83, of Steuben was driving a 1990 Buick when she apparently crossed the centerline and struck a 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck on the front driver’s side. The pickup was being driven by Roger Ranco, 43, of Franklin. Christopher Berry, 31, of Franklin was a passenger in Ranco’s vehicle.

No one was injured. All three were wearing seat belts.

Smith said there would be no charges. He blamed the accident on weather conditions including rain and fog along with driver inattention.

Damage to the Brandon car was estimated at $4,000 and $2,000 to the pickup.

The Hancock Fire Department assisted the trooper at the scene.

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