Kennebunkport cop charged with driving offense after motorcycle crash

Posted June 09, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Kennebunkport Police Officer Marc Laflamme, shown here in a 2008 York County Coast Star file photo.
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Kennebunkport Police Officer Marc Laflamme, shown here in a 2008 York County Coast Star file photo.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Kennebunkport police have charged one of their own officers with driving to endanger, following a motorcycle accident last July.

Officer Marc Laflamme, 44, of Kennebunkport was charged on May 28 with driving to endanger after an investigation into an accident on July 26, 2013, when Laflamme suffered serious injuries after crashing his motorcycle on Arundel Road.

Laflamme is due to appear at the Biddeford District Court on July 23. The charge is a misdemeanor, said Police Chief Craig Sanford.

The case was screened by the York County District Attorney’s Office, Sanford said, which “decided what charges should be brought forward.”

Following the accident last July, an accident reconstruction was conducted immediately by an investigator from the Sanford Police Department and a blood alcohol analysis was conducted. Those results were turned over to the district attorney’s office and Sanford said Friday that he could not discuss those results as the case is “pending.”

“It’s all in the courts right now. Where it’s a pending case, I can’t talk about it,” he said. “They have their evidence and we’ll see what happens.”

Laflamme returned to work at the police department in March. Sanford said the charge does not affect that status.

“Everybody is innocent until proven guilty,” he said.

Laflamme joined the Kennebunkport Police Department as a full-time patrolman in October 2007 after working as a summer reserve officer since 2001. Laflamme is a longtime volunteer with the Kennebunkport Fire Department and Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Services.

 

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