Waldoboro woman charged on multiple counts following crash that cut power to …

December 14th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

ROCKLAND — The driver involved in a crash Friday night that took out power to many homes and businesses in Rockland has been charged with allegedly operating under the influence, operating without a license, and possession of schedule W and Z drugs.

Schedule W drugs refers to amphetamines, cocaine, heroin and similar opiates; Schedule Z, marijuana and some prescription drugs.

The single-vehicle crash near the Scale House at the intersection of Camden and Main streets and Front Street knocked out power to a large number of customers in that area of Rockland. The accident occurred just above Steel Pro, which sits down the hill near the waterfront.

According to Rockland police, Aleisa DeMichael, 38, of Waldoboro, was traveling south on Main Street near Front Street. DeMichael left the roadway, traveled across the parking lot of the Scale House, and hit a utility pole.  Her vehicle, a 2011 Nissan Frontier, severed the pole and came to rest against a tree at the top of a steep hill.  DeMichael was trapped inside the vehicle briefly due to down power lines, according to the report.

After getting rescued by Rockland firefighters and ambulance personnel, Rockland EMS transported her to Pen Bay Medical Center, in Rockport, and she was later taken to the Knox County Jail, in Rockland.

The truck was considered a total loss.  Power to a section of Rockland was disrupted due to this accident for a while until CMP was able to repair the damage.

“Due to the precarious placement of the vehicle against a building and overlooking

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