OAKFIELD, Maine — A Ludlow man was arrested late Saturday afternoon after he struck a utility pole with his pickup truck in Oakfield, a Maine State Police sergeant said Sunday.
William H. Harrison, 47, was charged with operating under the influence, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Clark.
The crash happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Ridge and Oakfield-Smyrna roads, when Harrison lost control of his 2002 Ford pickup while driving too fast through a corner and crashed into a telephone pole, Clark said.
Harrison was arrested on the OUI charge after he failed a field sobriety test.
He was taken to Aroostook County Jail in Houlton, where his bail was set at $350 cash, Clark said.
Harrison was scheduled to make his first court appearance in Houlton on Oct. 4.
State police were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, the Oakfield Fire Department and other first responders.
Speed was considered a factor in the crash, Clark said.