Old Town accident leads to operating under the influence of drugs charge

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, at 6:49 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — A local woman who crashed her vehicle into another car on Friday afternoon was later arrested and charged for having diverted oxycodone and operating under the influence of drugs, Old Town police Officer Lee Miller said Monday.

Amanda Hilton, 33, “struck the other vehicle and she had slurred speech” Miller said, reading from Officer Brent Fournier’s police report. The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m. on Friday near College Avenue.

Fournier put Hilton through a field sobriety test and then called Bangor Police Department, who provided a drug recognition expert. After she was evaluated and interviewed, Hilton was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, Miller said.

When searched, Hilton had two diverted drugs, oxycodone and a muscle relaxer, the officer said. She was then charged with felony unlawful possession of oxycodone and misdemeanor unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.

Hilton was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and was later released, a jail official said.

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