Two injured, charges filed in accident

Posted Jan. 05, 2009, at 6:57 p.m.

LILY BAY TOWNSHIP, Maine — An Abbot man was summoned to court and a Florida man was arrested on Jan. 1 after they were involved in an accident on Lily Bay Road.

Corey Cookson, 30, of Abbot lost control of a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck on the road and it rolled over and crashed into trees, according to Greenville Police Chief Scott MacMaster. Cookson was ejected as the vehicle left the road in the 8:45 p.m. accident, he said.

Cookson was taken by ambulance to Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville, where he remained overnight, MacMaster said Monday. Cookson’s passenger, Skyler Wentworth, 18, suffered bumps and bruises and was taken by ambulance to the Greenville hospital, where he was treated, according to the police chief. MacMaster said Wentworth created a disturbance in the emergency room and was asked to leave the facility.

A license check found that Wentworth was wanted on two warrants from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department in Florida, one for burglary and the other for grand theft, MacMaster said. Wentworth was arrested and taken to the Piscataquis County Jail, where he was held until Monday. He was released when Florida officials said they would not come to Maine to get him, according to MacMaster.

Cookson was charged with operating a motor vehicle without insurance and illegal attachment of registration plates.

MacMaster said the pickup truck was demolished.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the accident, which is still under investigation, MacMaster said. Further charges may be pending.

MacMaster was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Jeff Pomerleau of the Greenville Police Department.