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April 11, 2009
Limerick Man Arrested on Felony Charge from 2007 Hit-and-Run Snowmobile Incident
Augusta, Maine - The Maine Warden Service today (Saturday, April 11, 2009) arrested David Sanborn, 39, of Limerick on one felony count of furnishing alcohol to a minor prior to a serious hit-and-run snowmobile incident on Dec. 29, 2007.
The arrest warrant was issued from York County Superior Court. Mr. Sanborn was transported to York County Jail this afternoon, according to Maine Warden Service Sgt. Tim Spahr.
The Class C felony count carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Mr. Sanborn’s arrest is the second stemming from the snowmobile incident.
On March 12, 2009, Patrick Rosa, 19, of Limerick was sentenced to 120 days in jail in York County Superior Court for his involvement in the same hit-and-run incident. He pleaded guilty to one count of Reckless Conduct (Class D) and one count of Criminal Trespass (Class E). He was sentenced to two concurrent 364-day sentences with all but 120 days suspended. Mr. Rosa also was ordered to perform 250 hours of community service with at least 25 hours being in a trauma rehabilitation facility, among other penalties.
On Dec. 28, 2007, at approximately 9 p.m., Mr. Rosa and three other individuals were racing their snowmobiles along an airstrip near Route 11 in Limerick. The property is closed to snowmobiling.
Mr. Darrin Smith, 44, of Limerick was struck by a snowmobile being driven at a high rate of speed on the airstrip, which is adjacent to his home. Mr. Smith had been walking his dog. The impact vaulted Mr. Smith through the air, shattering his leg and arm. Mr. Smith’s dog also suffered serious injuries. Mr. Smith was located by his 8-year-old daughter, who called 9-1-1 and directed first responders to her seriously injured father, who was lying in a snowbank.
More than a dozen Maine Game Wardens as well as state and county law enforcement responded to the incident and an extensive investigation has been ongoing. Evidence indicated that the incident was alcohol related.
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