Poland woman cited after car found in Sabattus Creek

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SABATTUS — Police said a Poland woman was charged after her car was found partially submerged in Sabattus Creek early Friday morning.

Police issued a summons to Lauren Stockwell, 21, after finding a tan 1999 Dodge Intrepid registered to her in the creek.

Police said the car had been westbound at 3 a.m. on Sabattus Road when it crossed the centerline, struck a guardrail and plunged into the waterway. It was partially submerged and the driver had left the scene, they said.

Stockwell was charged with failure to report a motor vehicle accident by quickest means possible, Police Chief Anthony Ward said.

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The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was at the scene Friday to help stop the release of fluids from the car into the creek, Ward said.

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