Woman crashes into Bangor storefront

Posted March 22, 2009, at 9:57 p.m.

A medical problem caused a Searsport woman to crash her car into a storefront at the Parkade Mall on Stillwater Avenue on Sunday in Bangor.

Cora Prentice, 35, drove her two-door 1998 Pontiac over a curb in the mall parking lot around 12:15 p.m., then struck a parked car before hitting a small tree and coming to rest near the Dress Barn store, Bangor police said late Sunday afternoon.

Prentice was not injured in the accident but was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for the condition that led to the accident.

The estimated damage to her car was $1,000, according to Bangor police. The parked 2008 GMC sport utility vehicle, owned by Courtney Mishou, 23, of Old Town, had an estimated $2,000 in damage.

The damage to the building was estimated at $10,000, police said.

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A sprinkler alarm in a building on Main Street in downtown Bangor caused a traffic snarl about noon Sunday. Firetrucks trying to get to the building at 60 Main St. blocked traffic for a few minutes.

There was no fire in the building that houses the Haworth Academic Center on the first floor, Richard Cheverie, assistant chief for the Bangor Fire Department, said Sunday afternoon.

Bangor police were called in to help direct traffic while firefighters checked out the building, he said.

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Thirteen people, 11 of them students, were summoned this weekend at the University of Maine for underage drinking, Joe Carr, university spokesman, said Sunday.

People were found drinking during the early morning hours Saturday and Sunday in Knox, Hart and Patch halls, he said, after students returned to campus after a two-week spring break.

Students summoned for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor were Thomas Errico, 19; Imre Kormendy, 19; Nicholas Ceffalo, 18; Allison Ahern, 19; Megan Aydelott, 18; Daniel Curtis, 20; Matthew Shannon, 20; Christopher Dubois, 19; George Bragdon III, 20; Tyler McCaslin, 18; and Sara Beau, 19.

Rachel Franklin, 18 and Sarah Humphrey, 19, who are not university students, also were summoned for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

The date they are to appear in 3rd District Court in Bangor was not available Sunday.

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