June 23, 2018
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Brunswick man arrested for OUI in wake of accident that hurt four

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff

BATH, Maine — A Brunswick man has been arrested for felony operating under the influence in connection with a serious accident last month that left four people injured.

Joseph T. Boyington, 22, turned himself in on Friday afternoon after Bath Patrol Officer Jason Aucoin obtained an arrest warrant for Class C aggravated OUI, according to a Bath Police Department press release.

According to police, Boyington was under the influence of alcohol and driving too fast at about 6:35 p.m. March 19 when the 2003 Acura he was driving rear-ended another vehicle. Boyington and his passenger, Michael Mason, 21, were traveling north on Route 1 in the passing lane when the vehicle struck a guardrail in the median, traveled back across the passing lane and into a 2008 Lincoln SUV with an extreme amount of force, according to the press release. The SUV was driven by Stephanie Thacker of Brunswick, who also had a passenger. All four people involved were hospitalized.

Mason suffered the most serious injuries and remains hospitalized. Thacker and her 11-year-old son are “doing well,” according to the press release, but still recovering from their injuries.

Boyington was released from Two Bridges Regional Jail on $500 cash bail with conditions that he not possess liquor or drugs and submit to daily supervision by the Volunteers of America. He faces a June 19 court date in Sagadahoc County Superior Court.

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