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Middletown Transcript
  • Md. man charged in Middletown hit-and-run crash

  • A 23-year-old Maryland man is accused of leaving the scene after damaged public and private property with his pickup truck in a Middletown neighborhood on Friday.
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  • A 23-year-old Maryland man is accused of leaving the scene after damaged public and private property with his pickup truck in a Middletown neighborhood on Friday.
    Police were called to Cleaver Farm Road, just south of Reybold Drive, for a report of a hit-and-run about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, according to Middletown Police Chief Henry Tobin III.
    An investigation revealed a vehicle had driven off the road and struck a light pole, a street sign, a post and a rail fence before fleeing the area, he said.
    Officers later found a damaged 1999 GMC Sierra in the nearby Villagebrook Trailer Park and contacted the owner, Reese Carpenter Jr. of Millington, Md.
    Tobin said Carpenter admitted to striking the objects and driving off.
    He is charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to provide information at the scene of an accident, failure to have required insurance, failure to transfer title, operating an unsafe motor vehicle and careless driving.
    Carpenter was later released on a $900 unsecured bond.
    The total property damage is estimated at about $2,000, Tobin said.

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