Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:02

Mars Hill man facing OUI charge after crash with pole

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E PLANTATION - Authorities said a Mars Hill man was driving under the influence when he crashed his truck into a utility pole in Aroostook County early Wednesday morning.

Police said Bryan Stitham, 24, as traveling northbound in E Plantation when he lost control of his pickup and went off the right side of the road.


The truck snapped a utility pole in half and continued through a patch of trees before coming to a stop.


Police say speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.


Stitham reportedly told police he had been drinking beer and was given a field sobriety test.


Stitham then was arrested and charged with operating under the influence. He later released on bail.