Hope man charged with OUI after crash

Posted Nov. 15, 2012, at 10:56 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 15, 2012, at 11:35 a.m.

HOPE, Maine — A 49-year-old Hope man was arrested Wednesday night for operating under the influence after he was rescued from his wrecked vehicle.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday that it responded to a call of a vehicle that had rolled over on Hatchet Mountain Road in Hope about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, Deputy David Johnson saw the lone occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Daniel Dodge, 49, of Hope, standing in the vehicle, unable to get out because the vehicle was on its side.

Dodge had lost control of the vehicle at the sharp corner in the road near Payson Path, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

Members of the Hope Fire Department and Camden First Aid assisted in getting Dodge out of the vehicle. He then was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Once treated for minor injuries and then released, Dodge was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence and operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended, according to the chief deputy. Dodge then was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland where, once processed, he was released on bail.

Dodge’s first court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 30.

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