A New Harbor man pleaded responsible to manslaughter in a deadly collision he brought about on New 12 months’s Eve 2021 whereas driving drunk with a 6-year-old boy within the again seat.
Robert Campbell, now 41, pleaded to at least one depend every of manslaughter, a Class A felony; working drunk — demise, a Class B felony; and endangering the welfare of a kid, a Class D misdemeanor, within the crash that killed 69-year-old Karen McCubbin. A fourth cost of OUI — harm was dismissed.
Campbell had been driving south on Route 130 with the kid within the again seat round 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2021, when he crossed the centerline and struck McCubbin’s Toyota Corolla head-on, in response to an affidavit from Deputy Jeffrey Rogers, of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Workplace.
McCubbin’s automobile rolled over and got here to relaxation the wrong way up off the roadway, and Campbell’s pickup additionally continued off the street, courtroom paperwork stated. McCubbin died on the scene.
McCubbin was a bodily therapist in Lincoln County for greater than 30 years and had two daughters, in response to her obituary.
Campbell and the kid have been transported to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta with accidents not thought-about life-threatening.
A witness later advised Rogers that he noticed Campbell’s pickup driving “erratically” and needed to swerve into the opposite lane to keep away from being hit head-on, then watched within the rearview mirror as he went into the oncoming lane once more, hitting McCubbin’s automobile, which then flipped.
A detective from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Workplace reconstructed the crash as a part of his investigation, which was in step with the witness’s report, in response to the affidavit.
Campbell was sporting a seatbelt and airbags deployed. McCubbin was not sporting a seatbelt, the sheriff’s workplace stated on the time.
Campbell advised an officer he had consumed three 16-ounce cans of Budweiser beer within the 5 hours earlier than the crash. One open can was discovered within the automobile. Campbell’s blood alcohol stage was examined at 0.183 grams per 100 milliliter, over the authorized restrict of 0.08, in response to courtroom paperwork.
A sentence listening to for Campbell is scheduled for Sept. 13 on the West Tub District Courthouse.
This story seems by means of a media partnership with The Lincoln County Information.