Waldo man charged with OUI after truck crash

Posted May 24, 2010, at 8:22 p.m.

WALDO, Maine — A local man who police say was driving with his two small children on Friday night was arrested and charged with operating under the influence after an accident in Waldo.

Zachary Littlefield, 23, of Waldo was behind the wheel of a 1996 GMC pickup truck on Bonne Terre Road when he drifted across the road and into a ditch at 10:22 p.m., according to the police report.

The truck struck a rock in the ditch. Emergency crew members from Belfast EMS checked passengers Kaydence Littlefield, 1, and Zachary Littlefield, 3, for injuries and found none.

Drugs and alcohol were factors in the crash, said Chief Deputy Robert Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

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BELMONT, Maine — A Belfast man was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on Friday evening for treatment after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in an accident.

John Downs, 60, was traveling east on Back Belmont Road at 5:55 p.m. when a car driven by Monica Martin, 43, of Belmont pulled out in front of him, according to Chief Deputy Robert Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

“He attempted to brake and went into a skid,” Keating said. “He did get thrown from the motorcycle.”

The 2007 Suzuki, which had about $3,000 in damage, came to rest against Martin’s front bumper, but Keating said it wasn’t clear whether Downs himself struck the car.

Belfast Ambulance, Belmont Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. Downs was taken for treatment to Waldo County General Hospital and then was transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

A spokesman for EMMC said Monday that Downs was in fair condition.

Keating said he did not know whether Downs was wearing a helmet.

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