Center Street accident result of racing, police say


AUBURN — Two men have been charged after a street race on Center Street Monday morning resulted in a collision that sent two people to the hospital.

At 11:44 a.m. police say 21-year-old Shawn Pelletier and Steven Harris, both of Lewiston, were racing on Center Street in Auburn when Harris’ Honda Civic collided with a Hyundai that was exiting the Pep-Boys parking lot.  The driver of the Hyundai, 31-year-old Michael Dozois of Lewiston, had to be extricated from the vehicle by Auburn firefighters.

According to the Auburn police, Dozois and Harris were transported to Central Maine Medical Center, where both are listed in satisfactory condition.

Harris was summonsed for driving to endanger.

Shawn Pelletier, the other driver, fled the scene of the accident in his Volkswagen Jetta, police say. He was located a short time later and charged with driving to endanger and violation of conditions of release.  He is held without bail currently at the Androscoggin County Jail.

According to a press release, there was a separate street racing incident on Friday night, also on Center Street.  The drivers of both vehicles in the Friday night incident were charged.