Unlicensed Corinna man crashes Mercedes

State Police Trooper Doug Franklin inspects the damage to a Mercedes Benz after it was crashed on the Griffin Road in Levant on Wednesday. 
John Ryan  of Corrina, the driver of the vehicle was charged with driving without a license and failing to report a personal injury accident. He also faces several traffic violations for having an unregistered vehicle, and driving an uninspected and uninsured car.
State Police Trooper Doug Franklin inspects the damage to a Mercedes Benz after it was crashed on the Griffin Road in Levant on Wednesday. John Ryan of Corrina, the driver of the vehicle was charged with driving without a license and failing to report a personal injury accident. He also faces several traffic violations for having an unregistered vehicle, and driving an uninspected and uninsured car.
Posted April 20, 2011, at 5:55 p.m.
John Ryan of Corinna gets  into a Penobscot County Sheriff cruiser after receiving treatment by paramedics after he crashed his 1975 Mercedes Benz  on Griffin Road in Levant on Wednesday. He was charged with driving without a license and failing to report a personal injury accident. He also faces several traffic violations for having an unregistered vehicle, and driving an uninspected and uninsured car.
John Ryan of Corinna gets into a Penobscot County Sheriff cruiser after receiving treatment by paramedics after he crashed his 1975 Mercedes Benz on Griffin Road in Levant on Wednesday. He was charged with driving without a license and failing to report a personal injury accident. He also faces several traffic violations for having an unregistered vehicle, and driving an uninspected and uninsured car.

LEVANT, Maine — A unlicensed 20-year-old Corinna man who recently purchased a 1975 Mercedes Benz crashed the vehicle into a tree Wednesday morning on Griffin Road injuring his passenger, Maine State Police Trooper Doug Franklin said.

John Ryan “owns the vehicle, [and] was driving the vehicle and crashed the vehicle,” he said.

The single vehicle crash occurred at around 10:20 a.m.

“I’m citing driver inexperience,” the trooper said. “He doesn’t have a license and never had a driver’s license.”

After Ryan crashed his car into a stand of trees, he and his passenger, Chad Langley, 17, of Levant got out and started to walk away. Langley walked toward his house on Robichaud Road and was picked up by a passing motorist and delivered home. He later was taken by ambulance to the hospital for a cut on his head and leg pain, Franklin said.

Ryan, who is out on probation, was brought back to the crash scene and examined by paramedics before being placed into a police cruiser for his trip to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. He was charged with driving without a license and failing to report a personal injury accident. He also faces several traffic violations for having an unregistered vehicle, and driving an uninspected and uninsured car.

Franklin listed the Mercedes as totaled.

Ryan remained in jail on Wednesday night, the trooper said.

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