Troop G Weekly Report 05/18/2020 - 05/24/2020

On 05/18/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Jack C. McCarthy (26) of Portland for Criminal Speed (113 MPH) at mile 23 in Kennebunk. McCarthy was cited accordingly.

On 05/19/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Justin Royal (24) of Sanford with Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Wells. Royal was in possession of 16 grams of fentanyl, 7 grams of crystal methamphetamine, and over 70 different types of pills to include oxycodone and suspected ecstasy. Troopers Williams, Wilkinson, and Libritz assisted. 

On 05/20/2020, Tr. Keller responded to a tractor trailer rollover on the Exit 75 SB ramp. The operator, a 27-year-old male from Florida, sustained an injury to his hand. He lost control on the ramp and rolled onto his side carrying bundles of wood. The ramp was shut down while the tractor trailer was towed. Cpl. Cloutier, Tr. Northrup, and Sgt. Porter assisted.

On 05/21/2020, during the morning commute, Tr. Physic pulled a vehicle over for erratic operation. Tr. Physic learned the driver, Kevin Lunn, had a suspended driver license status due to several suspensions. Tr. Physic summonsed the driver for Operating After Suspension.

On 05/22/2020, Tr. Keim responded to a rollover crash at 23 NB in Wells. After Tr. Keim’s investigation, he was able to determine that the young driver was on a permit and was either distracted and/or unfamiliar with the vehicle. She went into the left dirt shoulder, struck the guardrail, and then traveled across all three lanes. While going across the three lanes, she was struck by a vehicle that was in the far right lane. This in turn caused that vehicle to go off the road and roll over twice. All parties involved walked away from the crash with only scratches.

On 05/22/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Rodney Brown (43) of NH with Operating without a License as the result of a traffic stop southbound on the turnpike in Wells.

On 05/22/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Daniel Foley (49) of NH with Operating without a License as the result of a traffic stop southbound on the turnpike in Ogunquit.

On 05/23/2020, at approximately 0206 hours, Tr. Libritz responded to a vehicle off the road at mile 37 SB in Saco. Upon further investigation it was determined the operator, David Smith (36) of Bath, was intoxicated and had a BAC over the legal limit. He was arrested for Operating Under the Influence. Sgt. Doughty waited with the vehicle until the wrecker removed it.

On 05/23/2020, Tr. Darcy stopped two vehicles traveling at high rates of speed southbound on the turnpike. The speeds were 101 MPH and 96 MPH; both drivers were from Massachusetts.

On 05/23/2020, Tr. Keim stopped Cortes Sorto Selvin Omar (22) from Honduras for traveling 102 MPH in a posted 70 MPH speed zone. After interviewing the driver and the 3 passengers, it was determined that all 4 were in the United States illegally. Tr. Keim contacted ICE and relayed the information to them.  ICE will be investigating at a later date. Omar was charged with criminal speed.

On 05/23/2020, Tr. Keim responded to a single motor vehicle crash at mile 42 SB. The male operator from Kennebunkport stated that he was in middle lane and went to change lanes and lost control. He then went into the center median and struck the guardrail. He was taken to SMMC for observation.

On 05/23/2020, Tr. Duda investigated a vehicle stopped in the road prior to the 42 entrance ramp in Scarborough. The female operator, Nicole Boothby (35) of Alfred, was crawling around in her vehicle looking for her E-ZPass. Boothby had been drinking earlier in the evening and was ultimately arrested for operating under the influence. She was brought to the Cumberland County Jail for a breath test, which she refused to take. She was charged with operating under the influence of intoxicating beverages.

On 05/24/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Abdifatah S. Ali (34) of Portland for Criminal Speed (119 MPH) at mile 33 in Saco. Ali was cited accordingly.

On 05/24/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Mujahid Kosa Kukukomi (41) of Roxbury, MA for Criminal Speed (106 MPH) at mile 23 in Kennebunk. Kukukomi was cited accordingly.

Tr. Williams cited several drivers for excessive speed. High speeds were 127, 102, and 104 MPH.