February head-on in Wiscasset leads to charges

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 2:00pm

    Following a thorough investigation by Officer Scott Getchell, Evelyn Underwood, 24, of Bath was charged April 3 with Operating Under the Influence, Driving to Endanger and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. According to the investigation, Underwood had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit to be driving. Underwood is set to be arraigned in court at 1 p.m. July 29.

    The evening of Feb. 10, Lincoln County Communications Center received a report of a head-on collision on Bath Road in front of Wiscasset Ford. Wiscasset Police, Fire and EMS responded.

    Tyler James, 26, of Damariscotta was traveling south on Bath Road driving a 2017 Freightliner flatbed tow truck owned by QuickTurn Towing of Damariscotta. Underwood was traveling north on Bath Road driving a 2007 Subaru Forester. Underwood had a 4-year-old female passenger secured in a child restraint seat in the back seat.

    Underwood allegedly crossed the center line, entered the southbound travel lane and struck the tow truck head-on. Wiscasset Fire used extraction equipment to free Underwood from the wreckage. Wiscasset EMS transported Underwood and the child. James was not hurt.

    Wiscasset Police had help at the scene from the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Division and Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office. Traffic on Bath Road was shut down for about five hours while the scene was being reconstructed.