KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A former Kennebunkport man has been sentenced to a year in jail after he was convicted of three felonies related to a 2011 car accident that seriously injured a couple.
David VanBlaricom, 30, now of Kittery, was sentenced Monday, May 6, by York County Superior Court Justice John O’Neil to five years in the York County Jail, with all but 364 days suspended, followed by three years’ probation on a charge of aggravated assault. He was also ordered to serve a concurrent sentence with all but 364 days suspended followed by two years probation on the charge of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and driving to endanger. VanBlaricom’s license will be suspended for two years and he was ordered to pay a $575 fine.
Jurors found VanBlaricom guilty of aggravated assault, driving to endanger, and reckless conduct with the use of a dangerous weapon after a five-day trial in late March. He was found not guilty of operating under the influence.
York County Assistant District Attorney John Connelly said VanBlaricom was speeding at approximately 80 mph on Route 9 in Kennebunkport, in a 30 mph zone, when he crashed his Ford Taurus into a Toyota Camry driven by Robert McCarrick of Massachusetts on June 28, 2011.
McCarrick was injured in the crash, as was his wife, Eleanor McCarrick, now 75 years old, who suffered two broken knees, a broken elbow and a broken ankle. VanBlaricom was also transported to the hospital following the accident.
The crash left both vehicles mangled and sources on the scene at the time said emergency personnel used the Jaws of Life to help extricate all three victims.