Southern Maine Woman Drove Drunk, Crashed Into Century-Old Monument
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Maine police say a woman driving under the influence crashed into a century-old stone monument.
Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin says the 68-year-old driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries early Saturday. Potvin says witnesses reported to officials that the woman accelerated before swerving into the John Stevens Monument.
Officials say they have probable cause to believe the driver was drunk.
The monument was built in 1902 in memory of early settler John Stevens, who settled in Fryeburg in the 1760s. Potvin says the crash shifted the monument clockwise by about 3 inches (7.62 centimeters), but it is still stable.
Officials are obtaining estimates on damage to the monument. The driver is scheduled to appear in court in August, and is charged with operating under the influence.