HEIDI EVERSON: ACCORDING TO CENTRALMAINE.COM
IN MAINE, WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER RUNNING STOP SIGN AND CRASHING INTO HOUSE WITH 17-MONTH DAUGHTER IN THE CAR — 6/02/2015
By all accounts, Heidi Everson and her 17-month-old daughter are lucky to be alive.
Everson, under the influence of drugs, according to police, flew through a stop sign at the intersection of Ticonic and Oak streets late Sunday and crashed into a house, destroying the Volkswagen Beetle she was driving and doing substantial damage to the porch of the home.
The child was in a car seat, but the seat was not secured, so it tumbled on impact, Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey said Monday. Neither mother nor daughter was injured, he said.
“The car hit the steps, and the steps are at least partially composed of concrete,” Rumsey said. “So as the car hit the curb and went up the hill and then hit the stairs and struck the house, it was just shredding the engine and the underside of the car so that when the tow truck pulled the car off the stairs, there were engine components basically falling off it.”
Everson and the toddler were taken by Delta Ambulance to Inland Hospital, where Everson assaulted a nurse in the emergency room, Rumsey said.
Everson, 42, of 13 Oak St., Apt. 5, was later arrested and taken to Kennebec County jail in Augusta, and her daughter was taken by the state Department of Health and Human Services because police were not able to find family members willing or able to take her, Rumsey said.
Everson is charged with operating under the influence of drugs, a class C felony because she has two prior OUI convictions; assault, a class D misdemeanor, as she tried to force her way into a room at Inland where her daughter was being examined and assaulted a nurse in the process; endangering the welfare of a child, a class D misdemeanor, for driving under the influence with a child in the car; and driving to endanger, a class E misdemeanor, Rumsey said. She is scheduled to appear in Kennebec County Superior Court July 27.