Driver arrested after collision with state police cruiser
Rockland — A Lincoln Town Car hit a state police vehicle early Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. The suspected driver was located after a brief search and was charged with multiple offenses.
Maine State Police Trooper Don Webber was on patrol and traveling north on Broadway on June 9 at about 1:30 a.m. As the trooper entered the intersection of Broadway and Talbot Street, a Lincoln Town Car failed to stop at the stop sign and the two vehicles collided. The operator of the Lincoln then sped away from the scene, according to the news release.
The Lincoln Town Car was located parked behind a church not far from the crash scene after a search of the area by Maine State Police, the Rockland Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Located a short time later was the alleged operator of the vehicle, Natasha Jackson, 22, of Waldoboro. Jackson was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident by quickest means, operating without a license, providing a false name and date of birth, and trafficking in dangerous knives along with traffic violations. Jackson was held at Knox County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.
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