- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

DEDHAM, Maine (AP) - Police say the former mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, was drunk and speeding when he caused a Dedham, Maine, car crash that killed himself and two others in August.

Maine state troopers report that Richard Olson’s blood-alcohol concentration was 0.14 and he was driving his SUV 76 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone when the crash occurred. The legal blood-alcohol limit in Maine is 0.08. Olson crossed a center line and crashed into a pickup truck driven by Phillip Carter.

Police say Olson, Carter, and Carter’s passenger, Roxanne Papken, were killed instantly. A police investigation revealed that Olson spent much of the day at a Bangor casino and was seen drinking a martini at an inn near the crash site just before the accident.

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