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Knox County court cases

Jun 27, 2020

Rockland — The following cases were completed in the Knox County court from June 12 through June 26.

Caleb D. O'Brien, 29, Cushing, two counts of domestic violence assault on April 10 in Warren, 364 days in jail with all but four days suspended, two years probation; violating protection from abuse order, dismissed; violating condition of release, dismissed.

Stephen C, Powers, 50, Appleton, operating under the influence, dismissed; driving to endanger, 30-day license suspension, $575 fine.

Shae Dunn, 24, Central, S.C., OUI, seven days in jail, 150-day license suspension, $575 fine; unlawful possession of drug, dismissed.

MackenzieC.J. Whitehill, 23, Friendship, reckless conduct on Feb. 1, 2019 in Friendship, dismissed.

Brett Burnside, 33, Washington, assault on March 17, 2019 in Washington, dismissed.

Nile Recchia, 44, Camden, probation violation on a prior OUI case, 135 days in jail; OUI, OUI with one with prior, 364 days in jail with all but 14 days suspended, one-year probation, three-year license suspension, $700 fine; OUI, dismissed; operating after registration suspended, dismissed;

Jennifer A. Casey, 25, Union, failure to register vehicle, dismissed.

Jonah Farley, 26, Thomaston, failure to register vehicle, dismissed.

Evan C. West, 21, Liberty, aggravated furnishing of drugs on Dec. 30, 2019 in Hope, dismissed.

Michael Underhill, 33, Camden, terrorizing, dismissed; harassment by telephone, dismissed; false public alarm or report, dismissed.

Henry Dale Thompson Jr., 54, Friendship, operating vehicle without license, $150 fine.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jun 28, 2020 11:35

Could be plea bargaining. However, the OUI changed to driving to endanger is a joke. The driver refuses the implied consent test and pays a lawyer to get the charge changed. Driver loses license but doesn't have an OUI on record. This defeats the purpose of the implied consent law but it keeps lawyers working and those with enough money to pay the fines and the legal cost free from getting a second OUI.



Posted by: George Stephen Pass | Jun 28, 2020 08:59

Why so many cases dismissed)?Any thoughts?



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