Governor's son escapes injury in Freeport highway crash

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FREEPORT — Gov. Paul LePage’s son, Paul LePage II, was unharmed last week in a crash that demolished his car on Interstate 295.

Trooper Matt Williams of the Maine State Police said the 22-year-old, oldest son of the governor, was driving northbound Thursday, June 30, at about 6:33 p.m. when he lost control of his 2009 Toyota just south of the Brunswick town line.

Williams said the driver was traveling in a construction zone that was down to a single lane and had been paved earlier in the day. He said LePage’s front driver’s side tire left the uneven roadway and went onto the soft shoulder next to the guardrail, causing him to lose control of the car.

Williams said LePage hit the guardrail head-on, went back onto the roadway, spun around and hit the guardrail again from the rear.

LePage was not injured in the crash, Williams said, adding that alcohol, drugs or distractions were not considered to be factors in the accident. No charges were filed.

LePage, a resident of Ormond, Fla., graduated from college this spring and is visiting his family in Maine. Adrienne Bennett, press secretary for the governor, said that Paul LePage II is currently determining whether to make his home here in Maine or elsewhere.

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Paul LePage II talks to Freeport Deputy Chief Eric Sylvain, white helmet, and Capt. Tony Pasquale, red helmet, after LePage lost control of his car June 30 on Interstate 295 in Freeport.