Courtney Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter, OUI

BANGOR - An Orrington woman accused of operating under the influence at the time of a fatal crash, appeared in court today.

33-year-old Sarah Courtney was arraigned at the Penobscot Judicial Center this afternoon.

Courtney pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and aggravated criminal OUI.

Police say Courtney was drunk behind the wheel when she lost control of a ford explorer on the Bog Road in Hermon, back in April.

Her passenger, 28-year-old Sarah Eason died after being ejected from the vehicle.

Courtney is being held on $2,000 bail.

She will appear again in court for a dispositional hearing on March 10th.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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