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Wells police use K-9 tracker to find man accused of crashing car into utility pole, fleeing scene

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff

WELLS, Maine — Wells police announced on Tuesday the arrest of a Springvale man accused of crashing his vehicle into a utility pole, then fleeing the scene.

Police responded to a one-car crash on Eldridge Road just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 15, according to a Tuesday news release issued by the Wells Police Department.

“The motor vehicle had struck a pole, snapping it — causing the pole to be in two pieces,” the release stated, in part. “There was no one at the vehicle at the time.”

Responding officers used police dog Jagger to track the absent alleged driver through a nearby field and parking lot to North Street, where the man was located, according to police.

The man, Grady Fox, 43, of the Sanford village of Springvale, was then arrested for operating under the influence.

Wells police plan to pursue additional charges at the grand jury level, according to the department release.


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