Snowmobilers charged with OUI after weekend accident in Wallagrass

Posted Feb. 03, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.

WALLAGRASS, Maine — Wardens charged two New Canada residents with operating under the influence after the couple crashed their two snowmobiles early Sunday morning, according to information released late Monday by Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

Glen Desjardins, 49, and Paula Theriault, 54, had just left a local establishment shortly before midnight in Wallagrass on two separate snowmobiles and soon after both riders failed to negotiate a left hand turn, MacDonald said in the release.

Desjardin’s sled left the trail first, crashing into some trees, followed closely by Theriault, who also hit some trees and was thrown from her sled, Macdonald said.

Theriault was taken by ambulance for treatment at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent for back, face and head injuries. She was later released.

Desjardins complained of back and leg pain but declined treatment.

Both snowmobiles received major damage.

The accident was investigated by Maine Warden Gary Sibley.