A car crashed in front of the Brunswick Police Department on Thursday afternoon.

At around 3:46 p.m., officers at the Brunswick Police Department heard and felt a loud sound and a crash in front of the building, according to Scott Steward, Brunswick’s chief of police.

The officers went outside and found a vehicle that drifted off of Pleasant Street and  hit a telephone pole, breaking it in half, and had come to rest on the lawn of the police department.

The vehicle was positioned so that officers could not open the doors to get the driver out, even after breaking the vehicle’s windows. The officers then used a tool to pry open the driver’s side door and were able to get the driver out and administer first aid.

Travis Leeman, 40, of Brunswick suffered from minor injuries in the crash, and was transported to Mid Coast Hospital. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.

After an investigation, Leeman was charged with operating under the influence and aggravated criminal mischief.

Leeman’s court date is set for April 5 at the Cumberland County Superior Court.


Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.