Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vehicle Accident in South Thomaston - October 27, 2015

At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy John Hansen was conducting a radar detail on Route 73 in the school zone by the Guilford-Butler School in South Thomaston when he noticed a truck heading north going 38 miles per hour in the 15 mph zone school zone. Deputy Hansen pulled out behind the truck and attempted to pull the truck over. The driver of the truck seemed to slow down as though intending to pull over, but then sped off.

Deputy Hansen pursued the driver on Route 73 and onto the Dublin Road in South Thomaston. The driver of the truck failed to navigate a 90 degree turn on the Dublin Road near Snow Hill Lane and lost control, leaving the road five times. The truck ran over bushes, rocks, and a small building believed to be a well pump house, before crossing the road for the last time and rolling onto its side, coming to a rest off the side of the road after hitting a rock wall.

The white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado is registered to Alana Gibbons or Rockland but was being driven by Brandon Demmons, 21-years-old, of Union. Joell Fogg, 48-years-old, of Warren, was a passenger in the vehicle. Both men were treated at the scene by South Thomaston Rescue and released. Demmons was charged with Driving to Endanger, Attempting to Elude an Officer, and Speeding. Demmons was transported to the Knox County Jail and booked on those charges, and later posted bail.

The truck, valued at approximately $9,000 is believed to be totaled.

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