MACWAHOC, Maine — A local man is facing a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants after an accident in which the all-terrain vehicle he was driving hit a tree, flipped over on him and pinned him to the ground.
Lloyd Boyce, 54, of Macwahoc spent Sunday night at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln for observation with head, back and chest injuries.
“They did a CT scan on his head and found an area that was bleeding. He also had back and chest X-rays,” said Mike Boyer, district game warden for the Lincoln region. “He’s doing better. They felt he was OK to at least discharge and his wife came to pick him up this [Monday] afternoon after some follow-up tests.”
Boyer gave Boyce a blood alcohol test for suspected intoxication and issued Boyce a summons for OUI.
“He had been consuming alcohol,” said Boyer. “He was visiting a friend’s house here on the corner of Route 2 and Route 170 and got onto his ATV and tried to hook onto an ATV trail by crossing Route 2, but he struck a tree. His head hit the tree, and the crash caused the ATV to topple over right on top of him.”
An employee at a corner convenience store across the street witnessed the crash and came over to help as did some other people nearby. They helped lift the Yamaha Grizzly 660 cc ATV off Boyce and gave him first aid.
“He was very fortunate. That’s for sure,” said Boyer, who interviewed the witness from the corner store and finished up his reconstruction of the accident Monday morning.
Results of the blood alcohol content test should be available in about a week. The maximum fine for OUI with a recreational vehicle is $500. An alcohol content of 0.15 or higher could result in a suspended license and possible jail time.