Bangor man arrested in hit and run

Posted Dec. 27, 2008, at 2:59 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police made an arrest Saturday in a hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday afternoon in Bangor, one of two incidents which happened minutes apart in which a pedestrian was hit by a car.

Bangor police Officer Shawn Green arrested Bangor resident Brian Rice, 31, at 2:23 a.m. on an unrelated incident and charged Rice with leaving the scene of an accident.

The victim of that accident, Amanda Guay, 20, of Bangor was released from Eastern Maine Medical Center Saturday, a nursing supervisor said at 1:45 p.m. Guay had been taken to EMMC Friday when she was struck by a car, eventually discovered to have been driven by Rice, at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cedar and Third streets.

She was transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, the nursing supervisor did not release any information about the victim of the other accident.

Billie Jean Davis, 38, was taken by ambulance to EMMC with serious injuries. The accident, which happened at about 4:35 p.m. Friday, occurred when Davis was hit by a pickup truck with a plow after she stepped into Hammond Street near Columbia Street. Davis was not in a crosswalk, police said.

Police said Saturday alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident and the truck’s driver, Wayne Harriman, a 58-year-old Brewer man, is not expected to be charged.

The accident was investigated at the scene by Officer Tim Shaw, Detective Brent Beaulieu and Officers James Dearing and Steve Jordan of the crash reconstruction team.

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