Man accused of driving recklessly, assault during parade

July 7, 2019

ASHLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in the northern Maine town of Ashland say a 21-year-old man has been arrested on charges of driving recklessly during a parade in town, assaulting two fire department members and resisting arrest.

Police say they received a report on Saturday morning of a vehicle operating recklessly trying to get through the Ashland Days Parade. Emergency responders said a fire department member who was on foot was hit by the vehicle while trying to stop it. Police say the vehicle also struck another firefighter.

Police were able to stop the vehicle and take the keys but say the driver resisted arrest. He was eventually restrained and taken to the Aroostock County Jail where he was being held on $5,000 bail. It wasn’t known if he’s being represented by an attorney.

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