Brewer man indicted in crash that left girlfriend paralyzed

Posted Nov. 30, 2011, at 5:28 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Brewer man who in March allegedly crashed his car into a utility pole while drunk was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury.

Gordon C. Cameron, 26, was indicted for elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and aggravated criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants in connection with a March 30 accident that left his 18-year-old then-girlfriend paralyzed.

“We were waiting for the accident reconstructionist’s report to be completed before taking this to the grand jury,” Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, said Wednesday.

The victim, who is not being identified by the Bangor Daily News, is paralyzed from the chest down as a result of the accident, he said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred near the junction of North Main Street and Gettysburgh Avenue at around 12:20 a.m., according to a previously published report.

Cameron’s Chevy Cavalier hit the pole, “breaking it and bringing down wires all over the place,” Brewer police Sgt. Arden Jones said in March. “A tractor-trailer came along shortly after the accident and got hooked up in the wires.”

If convicted, Cameron faces up to to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on the most serious charge of elevated aggravated assault.

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