York County corrections officer accused of driving drunk

Posted Nov. 05, 2013, at 8:26 a.m.

ARUNDEL, Maine — A York County Jail corrections officer is on paid administrative leave after he was charged with OUI early Sunday morning, police said.

A passing motorist had noticed Matthew Willey, 26, go off Route 111 and crash into some bushes near the Arundel-Biddeford line, according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The witness also said that Willey, who had been traveling eastbound, was unconscious in the driver’s seat, King said. He apparently veered across the road before crashing.

Willey, who was alone in the vehicle, was semi-conscious when rescue workers found him and was transported to Southern Maine Medical Center for observation, King said.

While at the hospital, Willey refused to take a blood test, which results in an automatic license suspension, King said. Willey is also suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident shortly before his vehicle was found off the road.

Willey was summoned for operating under the influence but not arrested, according to King. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 11.

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