April 25, 2018
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Brunswick man indicted on nine charges for role in high-speed crash


BATH, Maine — A Brunswick man was indicted by a Sagadahoc County grand jury Wednesday on multiple felonies in connection with his involvement in a March 2012 crash on Route 1.

Joseph Boyington, 22, was indicted on charges of Class A aggravated assault, two counts of Class B aggravated assault, Class C aggravated operating under the influence, Class C aggravated driving to endanger, three counts of Class C reckless conduct and Class E criminal speeding.

A months-long investigation into the crash revealed that Boyington was under the influence of alcohol and traveling at an estimated 135 mph when the vehicle he was driving crashed into another vehicle on Route 1 in Bath, according to a press release from Bath Police Chief Michael Field.

Boyington was driving a 2003 Acura in the northbound passing lane when the vehicle struck a guardrail in the median strip before crossing back across the road and colliding with a 2008 Lincoln sport utility vehicle with an extreme amount of force.

Each vehicle was occupied by an operator and one passenger. All four people were injured in the accident and taken to surrounding hospitals. The most seriously injured was Michael Mason, who was a passenger in Boyington’s vehicle.

Boyington is out of jail on bail with conditions, including that he not possess liquor or drugs and submit to electronic monitoring. Boyington is scheduled to appear in Sagadahoc County Superior Court sometime in July.

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