May 24, 2018
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Man faces charges for damage to 5 vehicles

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Sullivan man is facing multiple charges after causing more than $27,000 in total estimated damage to five vehicles earlier this week, one of which was his own.

Daniel Fellis, 27, is accused of damaging four parked cars as he was driving through the Pat’s Pizza parking lot in Ellsworth, according to local police. He is facing charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, violating bail, operating a motor vehicle without a license, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to provide proof of insurance to police.

The incident occurred Tuesday night, according to Ellsworth Police Department records. As Fellis was driving his 1997 Dodge pickup truck through the restaurant parking lot around 9 p.m., his truck struck a parked 2001 Ford pickup, pushing it into a parked 2007 Jeep, which in turn was pushed into a 2009 Dodge sedan, police reported.

According to police reports, Fellis then caused more damage by backing up and striking another vehicle, a 2009 Pontiac sedan. He drove off in his damaged truck, but was followed by a witness to a home not far away on Buttermilk Road in Lamoine, according to Ellsworth police Lt. Harold Page. The witness told police where to find Fellis, who subsequently was arrested, Page said Friday.

Fellis was still being held Friday morning at Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, according to jail personnel.

None of the other vehicles was occupied and no injuries resulted from the accident, police said.

Fellis’ truck had an estimated $6,000 in damage. Police estimated that the 2001 Ford had $7,000 in damage, the 2007 Jeep, $8,000 worth, and the 2009 Dodge $3,000 worth. The 2009 Pontiac, which Fellis backed into after the initial collision, had $3,500 in estimated damage, according to police.

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