Massachusetts woman charged after Lisbon Street rollover wreck in Lewiston

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Aug. 31—LEWISTON — The driver of an SUV that flipped Tuesday night on Lisbon Street has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police said speed and impairment were factors in the wreck that occurred in front of Grimmel's Service Station at 679 Lisbon St. and left two people injured.

At about 8:30 p.m., Brianna Buckley, 29, of Arlington, Massachusetts, was driving toward the downtown on Lisbon Street when her vehicle crossed the center line and slammed into a utility pole, cracking it in half, according to police.

The impact caused the SUV to flip onto its side, leaving Buckley and her male passenger trapped inside the overturned vehicle. Early reports were that the vehicle had burst into flames, although by the time rescue crews arrived, no fire was visible.

Lewiston firefighters extricated the victims, who were brought to Central Maine Medical Center. Buckley was treated for injuries described as serious, but not life-threatening. Her passenger escaped with cuts and scrapes.

Buckley was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated. The accident remained under investigation as of Wednesday.

Lisbon Street was closed for more than four hours as numerous Central Maine Power crews had to be called to the scene to make repairs and reestablish power to the area.