Early morning Rockport crash leads to charges for driver
Rockport — An early morning crash Saturday, Dec. 14, on Route 17 in Rockport led to the arrest of the driver on multiple charges.
According to police reports, Christopher Wildhaber, 44, of Rockland was driving west on Route 17 around 12:30 a.m. in a 2005 Ford sedan when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, striking a Central Maine Power pole and a mailbox before becoming airborne and finally coming to rest on its roof.
The report also stated that when Rockport Officer Dana Smith arrived on scene, he checked the heavily damaged vehicle and looked for anyone who may have been ejected from the car as there was no sign of the driver or any occupants.
No one was found around the immediate area of the car and Smith noted the driver’s side airbag had deployed. Approximately 30 minutes later, Wildhabner was located a short distance down the road, arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, failure to report an accident by quickest means, possession of a scheduled W drug and operating after suspension.
Responders with Rockport Police and Fire departments, along with North East Mobile Health Services, spent 45 minutes at the scene in bitter cold temperatures.
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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