June 18, 2018
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Husson student charged after truck hits ditch, university sign

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The pickup truck of a Husson University student was involved in a property damage accident early Friday morning, and police ended up charging the student, who was found asleep in his dorm room, Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter said Saturday.

The truck, owned by Thomas Shaw, 21, of Anson, was damaged and also left evidence as it “slid across the road and into a ditch and a [Husson University] sign,” the sergeant said.

It was pretty clear to police that after hitting the sign, the damaged truck “continued to a parking space,” Potter said.

Someone noticed the damage and called campus security, who called Bangor police at about 3:45 a.m. Friday. When police found Shaw, “he smelled of alcohol strongly,” Potter said.

“He denied knowing how his truck got from Brewer to Husson,” the sergeant said.

Shaw, who was alone, was able to find his truck keys in his dorm room. He was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, Potter said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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