May 22, 2018
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Farmington woman hits parked van, drives away on rim, arrested for OUI

By Ann Bryant, Sun Journal

FARMINGTON, Maine — A Farmington driver struck a parked van on Perham Street on Wednesday afternoon, lost a tire and drove away on the rim.

Kristen Cousineau, 36, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after her vehicle came to a stop. She went around a block and back onto Perham Street, said Farmington police officer Michael Lyman.

Cousineau was traveling into town on Perham Street at approximately 3 p.m. when her vehicle struck a 1978 Dodge van parked in front of owners, Albert and Rachel McDaniels, home.

“We were home and heard a loud crash,” Al McDaniel said at the scene.

The impact damaged the driver’s side of the van, flattened the tires and ruptured the gas tank. It pushed the van up onto the curbing.

Cousineau’s 2009 Volvo lost a right front tire and bumper, according to Lyman’s report.

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