Eagle Lake man charged after crashing personal watercraft into docked boat

Posted Aug. 27, 2011, at 4:52 p.m.

EAGLE LAKE, Maine — A local man faces charges after crashing his personal watercraft into a boat after midnight Saturday on Eagle Lake, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Travis Toussaint, 22, was charged with operating a watercraft while under the influence and was also summoned for operating a personal watercraft between sunset and sunrise, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokeswoman Edie Smith said in a press release.

At about 12:30 a.m., Toussaint, was riding his 1995 Polaris personal watercraft on Eagle Lake when he struck a 2002 20-foot pontoon boat that was tied to a dock at Loon Echo Campground on Sly Brook Road, Chad Abbott of the Maine Warden Service reported Saturday.

The boat is owned by Gary Thibodeau of St. Francis. No one was in the boat at the time of the incident.

Toussaint suffered a significant injury to his right knee and a gash to his forehead. He was taken by ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent and later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to the press release.

Speed, alcohol and limited visibility because of darkness were contributing factors to the incident.

The watercraft and boat are said to be total losses.