Accidents in Fort Kent lead to slate of charges

Posted July 08, 2009, at 10:20 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:46 a.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — A Fort Kent Mills man is facing a handful of charges after an incident early Tuesday morning involving a car accident and damage to business property.

Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud said Wednesday that Kyle Morin, 22, left Bee-Jay’s Tavern on West Main Street just after 1 a.m. and got into his 1998 Jeep.

While leaving the parking lot, Morin sideswiped a 2003 Pontiac, causing an estimated $5,000 in damage, and then left the scene, according to Michaud.

The chief said Morin later failed to stop at a stop sign and went across Main Street, coming to a stop only after he hit a sign at a Daigle Oil Co. station.

Damage to the Jeep was approximately $9,000.

Morin was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center for treatment of facial injuries, Michaud said.

The chief said Morin was charged with operating while under the influence, driving to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police also reportedly found marijuana among Morin’s belongings, so an additional charge of possession of marijuana was levied.

Michaud said Wednesday that a sample of Morin’s blood was sent for testing to determine his blood-alcohol content.

Information on a court date was not available Wednesday.

Fort Kent police Officer Richard Martin investigated the accident.

jlbdn@ainop.com

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