Man charged following crash

12 years ago

    HOULTON — A Houlton man was charged with driving to endanger and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident Saturday, May 26. According to Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin, Eric Hill, 52, of Houlton was traveling north on North Street in the area of Double D Trucking at 11:08 a.m. in a 1989 Dodge pickup when he slammed into the rear end of a 2007 Dodge Caravan operated by Jeremy Tarr, 42, of Smyrna.
    “Witnesses reported Hill was passing vehicles in the breakdown lane,” the chief said.
    Tarr was attempting to make a right-hand turn into Fitzpatrick Trucking when Hill slammed into the rear end of the vehicle.
    Officers Stephen Nason and Ezekiel Collins responded to the accident and found substantial damage to the rear end of Tarr’s vehicle. Hill reportedly fled the scene as a passenger on a motorcycle. The motorcycle was located in Littleton at the Baptist Church.
    Hill incurred injuries to his left arm and leg as a result of the crash. He was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital by ambulance, where he was treated and later released. Upon his release, he was taken to the Aroostook County Jail. He was later released on bail. Hill has a Superior Court date of July 18.