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Warden injured, Fort Kent man arrested following ATV stop

FORT KENT, Maine — The Maine Warden Service arrested a Fort Kent man Saturday and charged him with five violations following an incident that resulted in a game warden being injured. 

At about 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, Warden Kayle Hamilton attempted to perform a registration check on an ATV which Keith Daigle, 45 was operating on the Heritage Trail in Fort Kent. 

As a result of the ATV stop, Daigle, who lives in Fort Kent, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, operating after suspension, failure to stop on an ATV and reckless operation of an ATV. 

Daigle was operating a 2019 Polaris UTV. 

Because the case is still under investigation, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service declined to issue specific information about the cause or extent of Hamilton’s injuries at this time.

However, Corporal MacDonald added that the warden “will make a full recovery.”

Daigle was transported to the Aroostook County Jail where he later posted bail. 

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