A truck loaded with 35 barrels of bait rolled over in Maine Thursday, spilling fish along U.S. 1 and causing a lengthy cleanup.
The Lincoln County Sherrif’s Department reports a 2004 International box truck owned by Purse Line Inc. of Sebasco Estates, Maine was eastbound on Route 1 Thursday morning. The driver, Christopher Grendell, 41, of Brunswick, entered the breakdown lane to avoid an eastbound vehicle stopped in traffic making a left turn. A report by the sheriff’s department said Grendell lost control of the truck on the soft shoulder and the truck rolled onto its side.
Authorities say speed and driver inattention are believed to be factors in the mishap. Grendell was charged with giving false information of a motor vehicle accident due to statements made to the investigating deputy.