SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The lawyer for a man accused of being on drugs and naked when he crashed a dump truck into a condominium says the man had been in the shower before the episode.
Defense lawyer Michael Whipple says 24-year-old Eli Hutchins of Lovell perceived an emergency that prompted him to hop out of the shower and into his truck. After crashing into the building, Hutchins instigated a fight with the man who lived there late Wednesday, according to police.
Whipple apologized on behalf of his client, telling the Portland Press Herald that Hutchins was unfamiliar with the truck, which he’d recently purchased.
Police said the truck stopped 15 feet from a bed where a 7-year-old boy was sleeping. Hutchins is charged with driving under the influence, among other things.