Vehicle impounded in hit-and-run case

Posted Jan. 02, 2011, at 9:28 p.m.

JONESPORT — A young woman who was struck and left critically injured early Christmas morning remained in the intensive care unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, a full week after she was discovered lying on Kelley Point Road.

Police confirmed Saturday that a vehicle has been impounded in connection with the case and is undergoing forensic analysis at the Maine State Police Crime Lab in Augusta.

Maine State Trooper Michael Southard said over the weekend that no one has been charged or taken into custody involving the hit-and-run. He would not reveal the name of the owner of the impounded vehicle.

A Gouldsboro man whom Southard described as a “person of interest in this case,” Justin Landeen, 26, has been arrested on charges of violations of condition of release.

Southard said it was “coincidental” that Landeen was in custody. When police went to interview Landeen about the incident, they found he had consumed alcohol, which was a violation of bail conditions.

The charges that led to the bail conditions were not known Sunday.

Southard said the hit-and-run case is very serious and the investigation is being handled carefully. He stressed that “no one has been charged in this incident. All we know right now is the victim was struck by a vehicle and we have not determined if that was intentional or not.”

The victim’s name is being withheld.

Southard said he expected more information to be available later this week.

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