Hollis woman charged with OUI after Cumberland crash closes road for hours

A utility pole hangs over Powell Road in Cumberland late Friday morning after an accident. Courtesy of the Cumberland Police Department

A Hollis woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after she crashed into a utility pole on Powell Road in Cumberland late Friday morning, police say.

Heather Gammon, 48, was charged with OUI/drugs after the crash, according to Cumberland Police Chief Charles Rumsey. Police responded around 11 a.m. and discovered that a vehicle had struck a utility pole near 20 Powell Road, and that the pole was broken at the base and leaning over the road. The road was closed to traffic until early evening by Public Works Department employees. Central Maine Power crews replaced the pole.

Cumberland Fire Department crews arrived to evaluate Gammon, who was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for further evaluation. An investigation by Officer Tony Clukey revealed that speed and poor driving led to the crash, police said.

Gammon’s car, a 2007 Subaru Forester, suffered heavy front-end damage and had to be towed from the scene.

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