Distracted driving played role in Bangor crash

Posted July 10, 2014, at 8:46 p.m.
Two cars were involved in an accident that left one car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Two cars were involved in an accident that left one car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor. Buy Photo
Two cars were involved in an accident that left one car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Two cars were involved in an accident that left one car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor. Buy Photo
Two cars were involved in an accident that left one car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Two cars were involved in an accident that left one car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor. Buy Photo
The driver of the gray Ford holds his head in disbelief after being in a two-car accident that left his car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
The driver of the gray Ford holds his head in disbelief after being in a two-car accident that left his car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor. Buy Photo
The driver of the gray Ford is placed under arrest after being in a two-car accident that left his car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
The driver of the gray Ford is placed under arrest after being in a two-car accident that left his car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor. Buy Photo
The driver of the gray Ford is placed under arrest after being in a two-car accident that left his car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
The driver of the gray Ford is placed under arrest after being in a two-car accident that left his car on its side Thursday near the intersection of Third Street and Maxim Court in Bangor. Buy Photo

BANGOR, Maine — A Brewer man with a suspended driver’s license was arrested on several charges Thursday afternoon after he crashed his Ford Fusion into a parked car on Third Street, causing his car to tip over onto its side, according to Bangor police.

The crash happened near the intersection with Walter Street at about 2:40 p.m., when John Perkins, 27, of Brewer, struck a Dodge sedan belonging to Paula Raymond, 34, of Bangor, Lt. Cathy Rumsey said.

Neither Perkins nor Raymond, who was sitting in her car when it was struck, were injured, Rumsey said.

Rumsey said the police report indicated Perkins told officers he was trying to plug a cellphone into a charger when the crash occurred.

Perkins was charged with operating after suspension, operating a motor vehicle while distracted and violating the conditions of his release from a previous arrest, Rumsey said.

As of Thursday night, Perkins remained at Penobscot County Jail, where he was being held on $150 bail.

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