Accident shuts down Main Street
An accident blocked traffic in the 200 block of Spring Street on Saturday, Aug. 30 around 7 p.m.
Nicholas M. Anton, 24, of Jordan, Minn., was driving a 2003 silver Chevy Blazer on Main Street with his girlfriend, Adrienne J. Kincaid, 34, of Vadnais Heights, Minn., in the passenger seat.
After making a right turn onto Spring Street, the vehicle veered out of the traffic lane and struck the front of a parked Chevy Silverado, which, in turn, struck the front of a parked Honda CR-V.
When police arrived on the scene, Anton was trying to rouse Kincaid, who was unconscious in the passenger seat. Both airbags had deployed.
Anton did not immediately respond to officer's queries if he was the driver of the vehicle, as he was frantically trying to elicit a response from Kincaid. At one point he tried to remove her from the seat, but officers advised him against it. Somerset Fire/Rescue Chief Travis Belisle arrived and mobilized Kincaid's head and neck.
As the Fire/Rescue team worked with Kincaid, Somerset police turned their attention to Anton. According to the police report, they allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person and he initially refused to cooperate with police. During this time, Somerset Fire/Rescue shut down the entire block to traffic. Police gathered statements from two witnesses.
An officer took photos of the accident scene and identified the owners of the parked vehicles. The Silverado had damage to the front bumper/grill area as well as the rear bumper. The CR-V had damage to the front bumper/grill area.
Kincaid had regained consciousness and was able to speak. She said that Anton had been driving and admitted that the both of them had been drinking earlier that day.
Lakeview Ambulance arrived and Kincaid was taken to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater. Lakeview EMS told police that she should be fine, as there was no apparent injury at the time.
Anton decided to cooperate with police, as he stated he was concerned for the welfare of his girlfriend. He was given field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test, which his result was 0.231 percent.
He was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated - third offense. He had his blood drawn, as per third offense requirements, at Westfields Hospital to determine the alcohol concentration in his system.
Anton was then taken to St. Croix County Jail.