Caribou teenager charged in 3-car accident in Presque Isle

October 4, 2009:sA three-car accident on Route 1 led to charges against a 17-year-old driver from Caribou. Presque Isle police Sgt. Mark Barnes said the juvenile, whose name was not released because of his age, was driving a 1999 Pontiac just after 9 p.m. Sunday in the city when he passed another car, then slammed on his brakes in the middle of the road. There was no vehicle, animal or other obstruction in front of him, Barnes said. “He stopped suddenly, without any reason.”

The driver of the car behind the boy slammed on his brakes but could not avoid striking the back of the Pontiac. That car then was hit from behind by another vehicle.

The juvenile, who had a passenger in the vehicle, immediately left the scene.

The drivers of the two other cars were injured in the collision.