May 23, 2018
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Two drivers, both 19, hospitalized after separate Brunswick crashes

By The Times Record, Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Two separate, single-car crashes overnight Tuesday sent three area residents to Mid Coast Hospital and left one driver facing a charge of operating under the influence.

Just before 6:30 p.m., Brunswick police and rescue personnel went to Highland Road, where a 2004 Ford two-door driven by 19-year-old Alfred Atkins of Topsham had struck a tree, Brunswick police Cmdr. Marc Hagan said today.

Atkins, who reportedly suffered from a medical condition, was taken to Mid Coast Hospital with complaints of head and neck pain. He was admitted and listed in good condition today, according to a hospital spokesman.

Hagan said Atkins was driving south on Highland Road when he veered off the road and struck a tree. The Ford had approximately $12,000 in damage. The crash remains under investigation.

At 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 19-year-old Whitney Capell of Brunswick struck a pole and rolled several times on Gurnet Road, according to Hagan.

Capell and her passenger, 21-year-old Anthony Rousseau, also of Brunswick, both were taken to Mid Coast Hospital, where they were treated and then released.

Capell was summoned on a charge of operating under the influence, Hagan said.

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