Hope man arrested after rollover crash

Nov 15, 2012

Hope — Knox County Sheriff's officers, Camden First Aid Association and Hope Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Hatchet Mountain Road in Hope shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

According to a press release from Knox County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tim Carroll the initial report of the accident indicated a single occupant was trapped inside the vehicle. Knox County Sheriff's Deputy David Johnson arrived on the scene of the crash to discover the driver "standing in the vehicle, unable to get out of the vehicle due to it being on it's side," according to Carroll. Police said the driver may have lost control of the vehicle at a sharp corner near Payson Path, causing the vehicle to roll.

The driver was identified as Daniel Dodge, 49, of Hope. After Camden First Aid Association and Hope Fire Department members assisted in removing Dodge from the vehicle he was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and and released. Knox County Sheriff's later arrested Dodge for operating under the influence and operating with a suspended license; he was subsequently taken to Knox County Jail where he was released on bail, according to police.

According to the press release, Dodge is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30, 2012.

Courier Publications reporter Jenna Lookner can be reached at 236-8511 or by email at jlookner@courierpublicationsllc.com

Comments (2)
Posted by: Kathryn Swift | Nov 16, 2012 14:50

I agree Richard. When his son and two friends died in an accident here in Hope two years ago, so many people grieved. The maple tree on Barnestown Rd is still frequently visited by friends and families of the three. Hope doesn't need this sadness again.

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Nov 15, 2012 10:48

:( Certainly hope Danny gets he help that he needs. Like many he is a nice guy and has had enough tragedy.

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