Lincoln County News | Newcastle, ME
Friday, August 1, 2014 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 139 Issue 31
139/31 - July 31, 2014 139/30 - July 24, 2014 139/29 - July 17, 2014 139/28 - July 10, 2014 139/27 - July 3, 2014 139/26 - June 26, 2014 139/25 - June 19, 2014 139/24 - June 24, 2014 139/23 - June 05, 2014 139/22 - May 29, 2014 139/21 - May 22, 2014 139/20 - May 15, 2014 139/19 - May 08, 2014 Home and Garden 139/18 - May 01, 2014 139/17 - April 24, 2014 139/16 - April 17, 2014 139/15 - April 10, 2014 139/14 - April 03, 2014 139/13 - March 27, 2014 139/12 - March 20, 2014 139/11 - March 13, 2014 139/10 - March 06, 2014 139/09 - February 27, 2014 139/08 - February 20, 2014 139/07 - February 13, 2014 139/06 - February 06, 2014 139/05 - January 30, 2014 139/04 - January 23, 2014 139/03 - January 16, 2014 139/02 - January 09, 2014 139/01 - January 02, 2014 138/52 - December 26, 2013 138/51 - December 19, 2013 138/50 - December 12, 2013 138/49 - December 05, 2013 138/48 - November 28, 2013 138/47 - November 21, 2013 138/46 - October 14, 2013 138/45 - October 07, 2013 Early Bird 2013 138/44 - October 31, 2013 138/43 - October 24, 2013 138/42 - October 17, 2013 138/41 - October 10, 2013 138/40 - October 03, 2013 138/39 - September 26, 2013 138/38 - September 19, 2013 138/37 - September 12, 2013 138/36 - September 05, 2013 138/35 - August 29, 2013 138/34 - August 22, 2013 138/33 - August 15, 2013 138/32 - August 08, 2013 138/31 - August 01, 2013 138/30 - July 25, 2013 138/29 - July 18, 2013 138/28 - July 11, 2013 138/27 - July 4, 2013 138/26 - June 27, 2013 138/25 - June 20, 2013 138/24 - June 13, 2013 138/23 - June 06, 2013 138/22 - May 30, 2013 138/21 - May 23, 2013 138/20 - May 16, 2013 138/19 - May 09, 2013 138/18 - May 02, 2013 138/17 - April 25, 2013 138/16 - April 18, 2013 138/15 - April 11, 2013 138/14 - April 04, 2013 138/13 - March 28, 2013 138/12 - March 21, 2013 138/11 - March 14, 2013 138/10 - March 07, 2013 138/09 - Feb. 28, 2013 138/08 - Feb. 21, 2013 138/07 - Feb. 14, 2013 138/03 - Jan. 17, 2013 138/06 - Feb. 07, 2013 138/04 - Jan. 24, 2013 138/05 - Jan. 31, 2013

COLBY

home : current news : police/sheriff August 1, 2014

2/28/2014 10:30:00 AM
Damariscotta Woman Admits to Accidental Hit-and-run
J.W. Oliver


A Damariscotta woman faces a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident in connection with a hit-and-run in Damariscotta Feb. 12.

Jean L. Harris, 81, was not aware of the collision, Damariscotta Patrol Officer Jason Warlick said.

"At the time, she thought she had run something over in the road and had no idea she had been struck by another car," Warlick said.

Harris called the Damariscotta Police Department Feb. 25 and admitted her involvement in the accident, Warlick said.

The charge against Harris is a Class E misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Harris has no previous traffic violations, Warlick said.

Aisha E. Hixon, 25, of Richmond, was driving a 2008 Dodge Caliber north on Route 1 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12.

Harris, also driving a 2008 Dodge Caliber, was traveling west on Belvedere Road and attempted to cross Route 1, pulling out in front of Hixon.

Hixon's vehicle hit Harris' vehicle. Hixon was not hurt, but her vehicle sustained "substantial driver's side front damage," Warlick said at the time.

Harris allegedly left the scene and continued west on Belvedere Road, toward the Nobleboro town line.

Harris described the impact in a phone interview.

"I never, ever, ever saw a car, and I heard a single bang at the back of my car," she said.

She stopped, but did not see Hixon's vehicle in the area, she said. She did notice minor damage to the rear driver's side of her vehicle.

"It doesn't look as though a car hit my car," Harris said. "It looks as though something big came up underneath it."

"My car sounded okay, so I figured I could drive home," she said. She lives a short distance from the accident scene.

Later, she read an article about a hit-and-run in The Lincoln County News.

"I called and said it must have been me, but it didn't sound like a car and I never, ever, ever saw a car," she said.



Advanced Search

Contact Us
Hammond
Email Subscription
Weather
Legal Notices
Atlantic
WCSH
Photos






COLBY

Lincoln County News
PH: 207-563-3171 | Fax: 207-563-3127
Mailing Address: PO Box 36, Damariscotta, ME 04543 | Plant Location: 116 Mills Rd., Newcastle, ME
copyright 2014 The Lincoln County News

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved