June 22, 2018
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Police seeking driver involved in Fairfield hit-and-run

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Police are on the lookout for a hit-and-run suspect involved in a two-vehicle accident on Friday evening.

Fairfield Police Chief Tom Gould said the vehicle in question is a Ford F-150 pickup truck. No suspect description was available.

The suspect’s vehicle was heading north on Route 139 shortly after 10 p.m. Friday when it struck a Ford Mustang driven by Joseph Jenness, 52, of Fairfield, according to Gould.

Gould said police believe the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles. Jenness was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Old Schoolhouse Road when the truck struck his vehicle.

The truck kept going after striking the Mustang, and the force of the collision flung Jenness’ vehicle onto Old Schoolhouse Road, where it struck a tree, the chief said. Jenness was not injured.

The accident happened right in front of Fairfield police Officer Shanna Blodgett, whose patrol car was nearly struck by the Mustang, according to Gould. The truck managed to get away while Blodgett checked on Jenness.

Anyone who has seen a Ford F-150 with marks resembling those from an accident should call Fairfield police at 453-9321.

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