DURHAM — A Durham man was injured, apparently not seriously, in a single-car crash late Saturday night on Quaker Meetinghouse Road.

Sgt. Rielly Bryant of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department said 54-year-old Martin Jacques was driving home from work when he fell asleep at the wheel. His car drifted across the oncoming lane onto the left shoulder, slammed into a utility pole, snapping it and resulting in live electrical lines dangling over the road, Bryant said.

Jacques sustained lacerations, complained of pain, and was taken to Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick by Durham Fire and Rescue. The road was closed to through traffic by Durham Fire Department personnel until CMP repair crews arrived and replaced the pole and downed lines. Power was not disrupted.

Jacques’ 1988 Ford Crown Victoria was totaled in the 11:32 p.m. crash. Bryant estimated the cost to replace the utility pole at $3,000.


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