June 22, 2018
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Sherman woman facing multiple charges after allegedly sideswiping police cruiser

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

SHERMAN, Maine — A Sherman woman was handed multiple charges on Thursday afternoon after allegedly sideswiping a Maine State Police cruiser that was pulled over on the side of Route 11 conducting a traffic stop.

Trooper Dennis Quint and Jacob Ferland, who is training with the agency while awaiting the start of trooper school, had just conducted a traffic stop and were in a cruiser filling out paperwork, when the accident happened at 2:30 p.m., according to State Police Sgt. Brian Harris.

While they were finishing it, Samantha Hashey, 31 of Sherman, allegedly failed to move her car over in the road and struck the driver’s side of the cruiser as she drove by, Harris said in a news release issued early Friday morning. Hashey didn’t stop and continued on, he said.

Ferland caught up to Hashey’s 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo a short distance up the road and pulled her over.

She was arrested for aggravated criminal mischief and summonsed for improper passing of an emergency vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris reported.

The cruiser, a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, sustained damage to the suspension from the collision, rendering it unsafe to operate, and had to be towed.

Hashey’s vehicle sustained damage to the front passenger side and also was towed from the scene.

The vehicle that had been stopped for the traffic violation was not struck. There were no injuries sustained in the accident.

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