January 23, 2018
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Arrest made in hit, run

By Jessica Bloch, BDN Staff
Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN

BANGOR, Maine — Police made an arrest Saturday in a hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday afternoon, one of two incidents in which pedestrians were hit by cars minutes and blocks apart.

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

Amanda Guay, 20, of Bangor was struck by a car, which police eventually came to believe was driven by Rice, at about 4:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Cedar and Third streets.

Guay was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. A nursing supervisor said Guay was released from the hospital Saturday.

Rice remained in Penobscot County Jail on Sunday afternoon. His bail was set at $5,000 cash.

No information was available Sunday on the other accident victim, Billie Jean Davis.

Davis, 38, was hit by a pickup truck with an attached plow about 4:35 p.m. Friday after she stepped into Hammond Street near Columbia Street. Davis was not in a crosswalk, police said. She was taken by ambulance to EMMC with serious injuries.

Police said Saturday that the truck’s driver, Wayne Harriman, a 58-year-old Brewer man, was 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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