Stay Out! Stay Alive!
Incidents that could have resulted in a fatality, but did not.
A fun Saturday spent watching the truck mud runs in the Finson Road gravel pit in Bangor turned hazardous for a Milford man and several children who were involved in a beer-fueled car accident. David Wilson, 36, was enjoying the unauthorized mud runs with his girlfriend, her two children, a friend's child and about 200 bystanders. He allegedly had consumed a 12-pack of beer throughout the day. When the group decided to leave the mud runs to go have a barbecue, he took the wheel of a 1993 Ford utility vehicle. Wilson drove out of the mud pits and missed a turn. The vehicle dropped facedown into a large ditch, according to police reports. Everyone in the vehicle suffered some type of injury, including Wilson, who had a large bruise and a cut over his left eye when rescue crews arrived at the gravel pit. The truck had about $5,000 in damage, including a broken windshield. Responding Bangor police officer George Spencer Jr. said Wilson was repentant and cooperative. His blood alcohol level tested at .18 percent, over twice the legal limit. Wilson was issued a summons for operating under the influence. (Source: Bangor Daily News)