April 24, 2018
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Police: Driver flips car in Oceanside High School parking lot

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 17-year-old St. George driver was issued a summons Saturday night after police say he flipped his car while doing “doughnuts” in the high school parking lot.

A passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash that occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Oceanside High School East.

Ellery Montgomery was issued a summons for driving to endanger, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower.

Montgomery was doing the high-speed turns when he lost control of his 1996 Ford pickup truck, Tower said, and the truck flipped three times. His 17-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization after being checked by a Rockland emergency medical services crew.

The vehicle had to be towed because of the extensive damage.

Correction: An earlier version of this story requires clarification. While the police report of the crash does say the car "flipped over end three times," it is unclear, nor has the BDN been able to verify, whether the car flipped end over end or simply barrel-rolled.

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