March 24, 2018
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Sebec man gets two OUIs on same night

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

BROWNVILLE, Maine — A Sebec man who wrecked two vehicles Thursday in a matter of hours faces two charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

Christopher Knowles, 39, had been traveling on High Street in Brownville at about 3 p.m. when his vehicle struck loose dirt, went off the road and later rolled over, according to Brownville Police Chief Nick Clukey. The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, owned by K & T Fire Equipment of Island Falls, Knowles’ employer, was demolished, Clukey said.

Knowles was wearing his seat belt and suffered only minor injuries in the accident, according to Clukey. He was taken to the Milo Police Department, where he was charged and processed for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. He was released on personal recognizance.

Later the same night, Knowles crashed his personal vehicle in Barnard and deputies from the Pisacataquis County Sheriff’s Department arrested him for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. He was taken to the Piscataquis County Jail, where he posted $800 cash bail early Friday morning and was released. Few details were available Friday about the second crash.

Knowles is expected to make his initial court appearance on the earlier crash on May 23 in Dover-Foxcroft District Court.

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