AUGUSTA — A West Gardiner man accused of deliberately running his sport utility vehicle into two people in their driveway last April pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.
Dakota L. Brann, 21, who also has an address in Augusta, was indicted in July on two counts of elevated aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated assault for causing serious injuries to two people with his vehicle, as well as one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury.
On Wednesday at the Capital Judicial Center, those charges were dismissed and the reckless conduct charges were added.
No explanation was offered in court for why the altercation occurred, and District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said afterward that there was no clear indication of why it happened, but it might
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This time of year brings out the worst of Maine’s roads, especially the shaded, narrow, worn two-tracks that rural drivers experience on their daily commutes.
Undulating heaves, water-filled potholes, rutted ice dams and frozen ditches often populate the drive, creating specific test-track circumstances that new-car chassis engineers probably lust for.
A succession of wintry storms regularly renders salt, sand, and more salt, until a special patina embraces your beloved vehicle.
Our Eminent White Lexus LX570 proved competent, but didn’t demonstrate a
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NEW YORK — Days after appearing as President Trump in a “Deal or No Deal” parody on “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin took a deal of his own, agreeing Wednesday to attend an anger management class to resolve a criminal case stemming from a skirmish over a parking spot.
Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded guilty to harassment last fall outside his home in New York.
Baldwin, who was accused of striking another driver in the face during the dispute last fall outside his New York City home, pleaded guilty to harassment and will have his case record sealed once he completes the one-day class. The charge is a violation, the lowest level of offense.
A misdemeanor attempted assault charge was dropped.
Prosecutors offered the compromise after reviewing video of the incident, looking at medical records and talking with
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The 2016 Lexus RX 350 (I give it four out of four stars) is likely to continue the luxury SUV’s track record of sales leadership.
When it went on sale in 1998, the first RX defined a new kind of upscale SUV intended for on-road use rather than towing and off-road excursions. Lexus has sold 2.1 million RXs, a figure that makes other luxury brands envious. Competitors focus obsessively on the RX when they develop new luxury SUVs.
The new, fourth-generation RX is likely to remain the best seller, thanks largely to high fuel economy and Lexus’ seemingly permanent position atop studies of quality and customer satisfaction.
Still, I was struck by a distinct lack of technical and design leadership in the loaded, all-wheel-drive RX 350 F Sport that recently carried me in comfort more than 600 miles from the hills of Appalachia to the shores of the Great Lakes.
With the exception of
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NEW YORK — Michael Cohen took a last swipe at President Trump as he reported to a federal prison Monday to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made to protect his former boss.
“I hope that when I return to my family that the country will be in a place without xenophobia, injustice and lies at the helm of our country,” Cohen said. “There still remains much to be told and I look forward to the day where I can share the truth.”
Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Trump, leaves his apartment building in New York on Monday before beginning his prison term. Associated Press/Kevin Hagen
Cohen, 52, arrived around 11:45 a.m. at the Otisville federal prison, which is about 70 miles
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