I-395 accident leads to arrest

Posted Nov. 29, 2009, at 10:06 p.m.

A southern Maine man was arrested Friday night on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and violating the terms of his recent bail release on a different OUI arrest. According to a Maine State Police report, Jason Fecteau, 30, of Shapleigh, was driving a 1999 Dodge pickup truck west on Interstate 395 in Bangor when he overtook and rear-ended a 1998 Ford sedan driven by Travis Stewart, 30, of Dexter.

The impact pushed the sedan into a guardrail along the median strip, where it came to a stop. The pickup truck spun out of control, hitting a light pole and a traffic sign before stopping sideways on the shoulder of the road, according to Trooper Trevor Snow of the Maine State Police. Neither driver was injured, but Stewart’s passenger, Annie Stewart, 32, complained of some back pain at the scene, Snow said Sunday. She was not taken to a hospital. All three were wearing seat belts, he said.

Fecteau’s breath test at the scene indicated a blood alcohol level of .20, Snow said. He was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. Snow said that at the time of the accident Fecteau was out of jail on bail and awaiting a mid-December court appearance for a Nov. 7 OUI arrest in Hermon.

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An Old Town woman escaped serious injury early Sunday when her vehicle rolled over on Stillwater Avenue north of the Bangor Mall. Jennifer Hawley, 23, was driving north at about 1 a.m. when her 2004 Chevrolet sedan left the road and flipped, according to Lt. Tom Reagan of the Bangor Police Department. The accident was reported by a passer-by. When emergency responders arrived, Hawley, who was wearing a seat belt, was able to get out of her vehicle with assistance. A breath test indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice the legal 0.08 limit. Hawley was summoned for operating under the influence of alcohol.

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