A Bath driver who caused a head-on collision with a flatbed truck on Route 1 in Wiscasset on Feb. 10, resulting in injuries to herself and a 4-year-old passenger, allegedly had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit.
Evelyn Underwood, 24, was charged with driving to endanger, endangering the welfare of a child, and operating under the influence on April 3, according to a press release from the Wiscasset Police Department. The charges follow an investigation by Officer Scott Getchell.
Underwood was driving a 2007 Subaru Forester north on Bath Road with a 4-year-old in a car seat in the back, according to the press release. Tyler James, 26, of Damariscotta, was driving a 2017 Freightliner flatbed tow truck south. Quick Turn Auto Repair and Towing Inc., of Damariscotta, owns the truck.
Underwood crossed the centerline in front of Wiscasset Ford and struck the truck head-on at 7:10 p.m., according to the press release. The Wiscasset Fire Department extricated Underwood from the wreckage. James was not hurt.
The Wiscasset Ambulance Service took Underwood and the child to a hospital, according to the release.
The Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit and the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wiscasset Police Department at the scene. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office reconstructed the crash.
Bath Road was shut down for about five hours during the emergency response and reconstruction.
Underwood’s arraignment is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 29.