Police & Fire

Police searching for hit-and-run driver

FORT KENT, Maine – The Fort Kent Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 10.

At about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, a caller reported a damaged light pole on West Main Street near the DOC’s Place Service Station. During the investigation, police found evidence that a late model GMC pickup left the roadway, struck the light post early Sunday, and sustained “extensive damage to the front end,” all according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier.

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After hitting the pole, the driver of the pick-up drove the truck away from the scene.

The incident damaged the light pole, which the town of Fort Kent maintains, and the concrete base which supported the pole was dislodged. Town Manager Don Guimond said it will cost the town somewhere in the range of $15,000 to $16,000 to replace the pole and reset the concrete base.

“Maybe somebody will do the right thing and come forward,” Guimond said.

Pelletier asks that anyone with information about the GMC pickup to please call the Fort Kent Police Department at 207-834-5678. Callers may remain anonymous.

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