BANGOR, Maine — A local woman wound up going to jail early Thursday after crashing her pickup truck into a telephone pole, police said.

Samantha Erickson, 30, struck the pole on Phillips Street at midnight and left the scene, according to Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt.

Witnesses were able to contact police and an investigation revealed that Erickson may have been under the influence of alcohol, according to Hunt.

Police brought Erickson back to the station, and a breath test determined she was indeed under the influence, the lieutenant said.

Erickson was arrested and charged with OUI and operating after suspension and brought to Penobscot County Jail, Hunt said.

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