A New Hampshire woman was arrested for allegedly operating after suspension after a single-vehicle rollover on Route 1 in Damariscotta on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Myriah Allard, 25, of Dover, N.H., was driving a 1998 Honda CRV north on Route 1 past Belvedere Road the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to Damariscotta Police Sgt. Jason Warlick. Allard’s vehicle struck the median separating the two lanes of traffic and veered into oncoming traffic.
The vehicle appears to have skidded “about 100 feet” on Route 1 before hitting the dirt shoulder, at which point the vehicle began to roll, Warlick said. The vehicle struck ledge and uprooted and broke a large pine tree before coming to a rest on its passenger side.
The Damariscotta Fire Department extricated Allard from the vehicle, Warlick said.
Allard was not wearing her seat belt and had non-life-threatening injuries, Warlick said. The Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service transported Allard to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta. She was treated and released, according to hospital personnel.
The vehicle was totaled, Warlick said. Quick Turn Auto Repair & Towing, of Damariscotta, removed the vehicle from the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, Warlick said.
Warlick arrested Allard at the hospital and charged her with operating after suspension with priors, a class E crime. Allard also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous charge of operating after suspension. Allard was bailed out at the hospital, Warlick said.
Warlick also issued Allard a citation for failing to maintain control of the vehicle. Additional charges are possible.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office provided traffic control at the scene.
“This was another great example of collaboration between agencies,” Warlick said.