NEW PORTLAND — A Moscow man allegedly fled the scene of a car accident with a homemade knife Tuesday afternoon after rear-ending another vehicle, according to police.
Michael S. Corcoran, 33, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without a license after police were able to track him down using a dog on the other side of the nearby Carrabassett River, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.
He appeared Wednesday in Skowhegan District Court and was sentenced to 48 hours in jail, according to a jail official.
Corcoran was driving a 2002 Chevy Cavalier when he rear-ended a 2007 Kia Optima driven by Jessica Torrey, 31, of New Portland, about 4:43 p.m. Tuesday on Middle Road, Lancaster said.
Nobody was injuried in the accident, but both vehicles were damaged substantially, he said.
After the crash, Torrey told Corcoran that she was calling police, Lancaster said, and Corcoran pulled a homemade knife out of his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. He was arrested on Route 27 in Kingfield. The accident remains under investigation, Lancaster said.
Corcoran also has a suspended Rhode Island driver’s license.
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