June 24, 2018
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Police: Winthrop man arrested after two crashes, attempting to outrun police

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WINTHROP, Maine — A Winthrop man involved in two accidents Tuesday was arrested after allegedly attempting to outrun police.

Donald True, 46, was driving westbound on Route 202 in his GMC pickup when he struck a Toyota truck driven by 34-year-old Rebecca Deblois, also of Winthrop, around 4 p.m., according to Winthrop police Sgt. Daniel Cook.

True fled the accident scene, and 2 miles later, hit another westbound vehicle, this one a Buick operated by Karen Oldenburg, 55, of Augusta, the sergeant said. True continued on after the second crash, but by then, witnesses to both accidents had contacted police.

Cook said officers were able to locate True’s truck on Route 133, but when officers tried to pull him over, he took off, and a chase with speeds reaching 70 mph ensued.

Eventually, True’s truck crashed as he tried to turn into his driveway on Route 133, the sergeant said. True was arrested and charged with failing to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to submit to arrest.

A passenger in True’s truck, Alicia True, 20, also was arrested and charged with assault and obstructing government administration, Cook said.

Both were taken to Kennebec County Jail, where Donald True remains on $10,000 bail and Alicia True on $500 bail.

Deblois and Oldenburg were not injured in either crash.

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