June 19, 2019

Driver in rollover stays in jail> Man faces felony charge in Bangor car accidents

BANGOR — A Bangor man involved in a succession of car accidents Thursday on Harlow Street remained in Penobscot County Jail Friday night, unable to make bail of $10,000.

Also Friday, prosecutors leveled a felony charge of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon at 26-year-old Remi Greenwood. Initially, Greenwood was charged with driving to endanger, a misdemeanor.

Prosecutors have yet to act on the two other counts against Greenwood: operating under the influence and operating after suspension.

The reckless conduct charge, unusual in motor vehicle cases, is a reflection of the seriousness of the Thursday incident, which involved collisions with three vehicles before Greenwood’s car rolled over on Harlow Street, one of Bangor’s busier thoroughfares. If convicted, Greenwood faces up to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

Bystanders said they saw Greenwood’s Mazda streak past a construction site, City Hall and an apartment complex at speeds of close to 60 mph. The Mazda struck two parked cars before hitting the driver’s side of a Chevrolet pickup driven by a Unity man.

During Greenwood’s intial appearance Friday in Bangor’s 3rd District Court, bail was set at $10,000 with a single surety or $1,500 cash.

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