Wilton dad arrested after driving 98 mph with 4-year-old daughter in car

Posted Aug. 01, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — A Wilton man has been arrested for allegedly driving nearly 100 miles per hour with his 4-year-old daughter in the back seat.

Kyle Campbell, 27, was pulled over Wednesday morning in Farmington and sent to jail on charges of criminal driving and driving to endanger.

His neighbors on Cameron Street say they’re not surprise, because they worry about Campbell’s little girl every day. Sharon Wing could barely hold back tears, worried sick about the young girl who lives next door.

“She’s on the swing set, walking down the street by herself,” Wing said. “I see her outside every day.”

Things got worse on Friday, when Wing found out that a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy had arrested the girl’s father.

“I’m glad she’s safe,” Wing said. “That’s scary.”

Sheriff Scott Nichols says Campbell was driving 98 mph in a 50 mph zone with his daughter in the backseat.

“He wound up passing two or three vehicles during this whole episode driving recklessly,” Sheriff Nichols said.

Nichols says a deputy first clocked Campbell at 78 mph in a 35 mph zone, but it then took that deputy about three miles to catch up to Campbell and pull him over.

“He said that he was in a hurry,” Nichols said. “But it doesn’t really matter, there is nothing that pressing that you need to endanger a child’s life like that.”

Campbell’s out of jail on bail, so CBS13 News knocked on his door to see if he had a better explanation for his speed. No one answered.

Neighbors tell us it was just a matter of time before Campbell got caught, or someone got hurt.

“He’s been up and down the street reckless, he doesn’t slow down,” Wing said.

“We are very lucky that all he got out of it was a trip to jail,” Nichols said.

CBS13 News checked with the Franklin County Jail and learned that when Campbell was caught driving recklessly on Wednesday he was out of jail on a separate offense of violating a restraining order.

Sheriff Nichols says this case has been sent to the State Department of Health and Human Services.

Campbell’s daughter was sent home Wednesday with other family members.

 

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