Witnesses tell police, car traveling 100 miles per hour caused crash

By Stephen Betts | Dec 05, 2017

Thomaston — A Thomaston man was arrested Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, after police said he was speeding an estimated 100 miles per hour and caused a crash on Old County Road.

Andrew Davis was charged with driving to endanger and obstructing government administration, according to Thomaston Police Chief Tim Hoppe.

Police had received reports from motorists of a car on Route 17 driving erratically and at an estimated 100 miles per hour, Hoppe said.

A short time later, at about noon, police received a report of a car crash on Old County Road near the intersection with Dexter Street. The chief said witnesses estimated the four-door sedan driven by Davis was traveling about 100 miles per hour heading toward Thomaston and attempted to pass a car when he went back into his travel lane and struck the rear of another vehicle.

That impact sent the other car spinning and there were tire marks for another 250 feet from that four-door sedan. The name of the woman driving that car was not immediately available.

Her car ended up striking a utility pole. She was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

The sedan Davis was driving continued on for another 250 yards before going off the road, Hoppe said.

Davis then fled on foot, the chief said.

The chief was responding from Thomaston and spotted Davis. Sgt. Olaf Sigaud arrived and apprehended the suspect while the chief went to the woman's car.

The charge of obstructing government administration was the result of Davis' being aggressive toward a witness who was talking to police, Hoppe said.

Davis was also taken to Pen Bay Medical Center.

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