Drugs A Factor In Northern Maine Crash, Police Say
Police say drugs played a role in a crash involving a Bangor man Sunday night in Ludlow.
State troopers responded at approximately 6:47 p.m. to a report of a vehicle operating erratically on Interstate 95, Maine State Police said in a Monday press release.
As troopers were responding, the driver veered into the left lane and struck a snow bank, causing the vehicle to roll over and come to rest on its right side, the release said.
The driver, Jason Rossignol, 41, told police he was tired and lost control of his car.
Police suspected Rossignol was impaired and brought him to the Aroostook County Jail to perform a field sobriety test, which police said couldn't be conducted outside due to the cold.
Troopers said they determined that Rossignol was operating under the influence of drugs.
He was arrested and charged with OUI.
Rossignol suffered minor injuries in the crash.