Woman crashes car, charged with OUI

Posted May 04, 2009, at 7:59 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — A crash at 2 a.m. Monday resulted in the arrest of a Corinna woman on charges of operating while under the influence and refusing to stop for a police officer.

April Cromeenes, 27, was taken to Penobscot County Jail after the accident, which happened on Route 7 near the Williams Road intersection.

Police Chief Leonard Macdaid said Cromeenes began driving at a high rate of speed when Newport Officer Chris McCrillis attempted to stop her.

“We didn’t chase her,” Macdaid said. “She just drove away fast and crashed.”

Cromeenes’ 1996 Toyota Camry rolled over and was demolished, Macdaid said. “She was unhurt,” he said. “She crawled out of the car before the officer even arrived.”

Cromeenes was being held at the jail on a violation of probation hold.