Woman arrested for stealing tequila, striking car
Rockland — A 32-year-old Owls Head woman was arrested March 5 after police say she stole a bottle of tequila and then struck a vehicle when driving from the scene.
Amy Grant was charged with theft, violating conditions of release, operating after suspension, failing to report accident, and leaving the scene of an accident.
She was apprehended by Knox County Sheriff's Office Deputy Michael Sprague in Owls Head. Rockland Police Officer Scott Solorzano investigated the case.
Wally Tower, Rockland Police deputy chief, said Grant fled to Owls Head in the vehicle from intersection of Knott and Maverick street following the accident.
Tower said the department received a call from Hannaford shortly after 1 p.m., alerting police that a woman had snatched a $60 bottle of tequila from the supermarket and was seen driving away in a red 1993 Mitsubishi.
Soon after leaving the store, Grant then reportedly struck a 2014 Chrysler, when she cut the vehicle off on Knott Street.
The Chrysler, driven by Kari Barlow of Thomaston, sustained $2,000 worth of damage, said Tower.
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