AUBURN — A city man was charged with operating under the influence following a Tuesday evening crash that took out a utility pole on Route 4 near Lake Auburn.
Corey Green, 21, of Fern Street was charged at Central Maine Medical Center where he was taken for minor injuries following the one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 4 and Fair Street. A nursing supervisor at the hospital said Tuesday night that she was unable to "confirm or deny" any information on Green's condition or whether he was released.
Lt. Anthony Harrington of the Auburn Police Department said the crash occurred at 5:02 p.m. and restricted traffic headed north to one lane for several hours as a crew from Central Maine Power worked to reset the pole and repair the lines. He added that no power outage was reported to police as a result of the crash.
Green was northbound on Route 4 when he failed to negotiate a slight turn in the road and hit the utility pole head-on, Harrington said. Damage to the 1999 Acura Integra that Green was driving was estimated at $8,000; the car was demolished. Damage to the CMP pole was listed at $5,000.