Maine man who drove SUV into couple in their driveway sentenced to 20 months

Dakota Brann

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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