Arundel woman charged with OUI, endangering children in connection with rollover accident

The Honda Pilot that was involved in a rollover car crash in Kennebunk in this February 2013 file photo.
Courtesy of Kennebunk Police Department
The Honda Pilot that was involved in a rollover car crash in Kennebunk in this February 2013 file photo.
Posted March 14, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — An Arundel woman was charged March 4 with operating under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation into a Feb. 3 accident near Kennebunk Elementary School.

Megan H. Ogden, 38, was driving a 2011 Honda Pilot west on Alewive Road, in the area of Kennebunk Elementary School just after 3 p.m. Feb. 3, when the vehicle left the roadway, drove between two trees, struck a rock retaining wall, rolled over and came to rest right-side-up.

Ogden then left the crash scene, continuing west on Alewive Road, and stopped the car in the vicinity of the Corning Inc. business entrance, police say. The vehicle sustained major damage with a shattered windshield, front and side airbag deployment, and several flat tires.

Ogden suffered a broken nose and visible cuts and lacerations, police say. Her children, ages 7 and 9, also sustained visible cuts and lacerations. All three were taken to Southern Maine Medical Center for evaluation.

Lt. Anthony Bean Burpee said Friday that police were alerted to a possible problem by the Department of Health and Human Services, and Ogden’s blood was drawn at the hospital. He said “alcohol is considered a factor.”

Bean Burpee said Ogden said she had just left the Kennebunk Elementary School with her children.

Ogden’s attorney, William Bly of Biddeford, could not be reached for comment Friday.

Ogden is due in Biddeford District Court for arraignment on June 4.

 

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