Early morning crash on Route 17 in Rockport leads to charges
Rockport — A Warren man was not injured early Tuesday morning following a single-car crash on Route 17 in Rockport near the Georges Highlands hiking trails.
Knox County Regional Communication Center dispatched Rockport Fire and Police departments at 12:04 a.m. to respond to the scene of vehicle rollover.
John Wilcox, 19, of Warren was traveling east on Route 17 driving a 2000 Ford Ranger and lost control of the truck when he tried to avoid colliding with a deer, according to police.
Wilcox declined to be taken to Pen Bay Medical Center by North East Mobile Health Services.
After further investigation at the scene by Rockport Police Officer Robbie Shaw, Wilcox was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and driving to endanger.
Knox County Sheriff's Office deputies also assisted at the scene.