There are no victims or deceased mentioned in the provided text. : “48-Year-Old Man Arrested After Crash Involving Sheriff’s Office Vehicle in Maine”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : A 48-year-old man has been taken into custody following a collision involving a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office vehicle in New Gloucester, Maine. The incident occurred on Saturday night and fortunately, no injuries were reported.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the crash took place just before midnight on Lewiston Road. The deputy was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of the northbound lane when another vehicle struck the rear driver’s side corner of the parked cruiser. At the time of the collision, the deputy was outside the vehicle, engaged in an unrelated investigation and speaking with the driver of the other vehicle involved.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage from the impact. However, no one involved in the crash suffered any injuries. The sheriff’s office described the damage as “disabling,” indicating that the vehicles were no longer operable.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was identified as 48-year-old Christopher Clare from New Gloucester. Clare was operating a 2021 Toyota Corolla and was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the incident. Deputies reported that his breath alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit. Clare was promptly arrested for operating under the influence.

Preliminary investigations suggest that speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the collision. However, the investigation is still ongoing to gather more evidence and determine the exact circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division received assistance from the Crash Reconstruction Unit, Windham Police Department, and New Gloucester Fire Department in responding to the incident.

As the investigation continues, it serves as a reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence. Authorities urge individuals to always make responsible decisions and avoid getting behind the wheel while impaired.

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