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No charges for NH state senator who hit pedestrian

January 7, 2014

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a state senator will not face charges after she drove over a curb and hit a pedestrian in Portsmouth last year.

Martha Fuller Clark had told police that she “blacked out” before the Nov. 1 accident. She struck 67-year-old Carla Dow of Kittery Point, Maine. Dow suffered bruises and cuts.

Police tell the Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/19aVbvu ) that tests show the 71-year-old senator was not impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time.

Fuller Clark’s lawyer, Wilfred “Jack” Sanders, said the senator is “obviously sorry” about the crash and wishes Dow well.

Sanders says Fuller Clark voluntarily surrendered her driver’s license after the accident and may try to get it back. Meanwhile, Fuller Clark is trying to determine if a medical issue contributed to the accident.


Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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