Caribou woman charged with OUI, theft after accident in St. Agatha

Posted April 04, 2013, at 3:20 p.m.

ST. AGATHA, Maine — A Caribou woman is facing multiple charges after crashing her vehicle Wednesday night in St. Agatha, according to the Maine State Police.

Maria McIntyre, 31, has been charged with operating under the influence and operating after suspension, according to information released Thursday by state police Sgt. Chad Fuller. She also has been summoned for theft by the Presque Isle Police Department.

McIntyre was southbound on Route 162 just after 10:30 p.m. when she lost control of her 1997 Volvo, which rolled over and landed on its top, Fuller reported.

Her vehicle was heavily damaged. McIntyre, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time, suffered minor injuries, according to Fuller.

At some point the night before the accident, McIntyre was seen driving away from a Presque Isle gas station without paying for two gallons of gasoline, according to Presque Isle Police Chief Matthew Irwin.

McIntyre went into the convenience store with a passenger who had been in her car, Irwin said, and when the clerk turned his back, she left the store in her car, leaving the passenger behind.

The accident and alleged theft remain under investigation by the state police, sheriff’s office and Presque Isle Police Department. Troopers Corey Hafford and Chuck Michaud also investigated the accident with members of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

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