Bangor woman charged after crashing car into pole

Posted Oct. 22, 2010, at 12:53 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor woman was charged with operating under the influence and attaching false license plates after she struck a utility pole on outer Essex Street while driving her minivan.

Carol Robertson, 25, was summoned on the charges at St. Joseph Hospital, where she was taken for treatment of a knee injury after the accident, which happened about 4:15 p.m., Bangor police Sgt. Larry Weber said, citing a police report.

Robertson’s friend, who was a passenger in the green 2000 Dodge Caravan, was not injured, he said.

Weber said Robertson already was in an ambulance when Officer Rob Angelo arrived. When Angelo went to the hospital to interview Robertson, he noted that she said she did not recall hitting the pole and that she appeared lethargic.

Upon questioning, Robertson reportedly admitted that she had been “huffing” an intoxicant from an aerosol can while driving down the road. The accident happened as she was tuning the radio, Weber said, citing the report.

Robertson, who was not arrested, is scheduled to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Nov. 17, Weber said.

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