Cornville woman faces charges after crash sends car airborne

Posted Oct. 25, 2011, at 6:20 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — Police said a Cornville woman faces charges of driving under the influence and possession of an illegal drug after crashing her car on the Farmington Falls Road early Saturday morning.

Chelsea Walker, 22, was traveling south on the road, also known as Route 2, at 12:41 a.m. when her car crossed the centerline and went into a ditch on the other side. The car went another 100 yards in the ditch before hitting an embankment at a driveway.

Witnesses said the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta went airborne across the driveway and landed on the other side, according to Farmington Officer Courtney Krause’s report. Four witnesses to the accident who stopped to assist Walker, who was trapped in the vehicle and screaming for help.

Walker refused medical treatment. She was tested for alcohol, Rachel Heseltine, Farmington police secretary read from the report.

Krause reported there were empty beer cans in the car and six unopened cans from an 18-pack of beer. Police also found four sandwich-size bags with varying amounts of marijuana in the car.

Police arrested Walker and took her to Franklin County Detention Center, where personnel refused to admit her because of her condition, the report said. She was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital and returned to the center later.

Walker was released Saturday on $3,000 unsecured bail and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1.

(c)2011 the Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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