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Arrrest In Horse Drawn Buggy Hit & Run In Easton - Nov. 12, 2013


A college student from Fort Fairfield has been charged by State Police in connection with a hit and run crash Monday involving a horse drawn carriage. 

According to Dept. of Public Safety spokesman, Steve McCausland, troopers charged 20-year-old Brandon Clark with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving to endanger, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, and failure to use caution when passing an animal. He is expected to make his first court appearance sometime in January.


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Troopers located Clark after getting a number of tips from the public.  The buggy was operated by a 16-year-old boy from the local Amish community and was struck from behind by Clark's car as both were headed south of Route 1A in Easton.



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The impact ripped the carriage portion of the buggy from the frame and both came to rest on a lawn. The teenage operator was thrown from the buggy but escaped injury, as did the horse. 


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Clark's vehicle, a 2013 Volkswagen, sustained significant damage to the front end.  Clark also was not injured.  He is a student at the University of Maine in Orono.