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

A van parked on Perham Street was hit by a driver Wednesday afternoon. The driver lost a tire and other pieces of her car, pictured in front, but continued to drive away on the tire rim. Members of Farmington Fire and Rescue responded to clean up gas from the tank that ruptured on impact.
Ann Bryant | Sun Journal
A van parked on Perham Street was hit by a driver Wednesday afternoon. The driver lost a tire and other pieces of her car, pictured in front, but continued to drive away on the tire rim. Members of Farmington Fire and Rescue responded to clean up gas from the tank that ruptured on impact.
Posted Aug. 07, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
A van parked on Perham Street in Farmington was struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The driver's side was damaged and the gas tank ruptured. The driver of the vehicle lost a tire and other pieces of the car, but continued to drive away on the tire's rim. She was later arrested for operating under the influence.
Ann Bryant | Sun Journal
A van parked on Perham Street in Farmington was struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The driver's side was damaged and the gas tank ruptured. The driver of the vehicle lost a tire and other pieces of the car, but continued to drive away on the tire's rim. She was later arrested for operating under the influence.

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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