A Pittston man is accused of deliberately ramming his vehicle into a pedestrian in a state Bureau of Motor Vehicles parking lot on Hospital Street in Augusta.

Logan B. Campbell, 36, was arrested after the incident, which was reported at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, and made an initial appearance Wednesday at the Capital Judicial Center via video from the Kennebec County jail.

He was charged with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. In both instances, the weapon was identified as a vehicle. Bail was set at $3,000 with conditions prohibiting Campbell from having contact with the victim and a witness.

It’s not clear why Campbell allegedly rammed the pedestrian, but a police affidavit suggests the men knew each other.

The affidavit filed by Capitol Police Officer Robert Daigle, who investigated the incident, said he saw dents on the vehicle’s hood, and he found a witness to the incident.

Daigle wrote that the 29-year-old victim said he had received a picture text message showing the back of his mother’s vehicle from Campbell.

And when the man walked outside to check on the vehicle, “he then heard a vehicle accelerate toward him,” Daigle said.

The victim said he was unable to jump clear and braced himself for impact.

“As he was struck, he rolled onto the hood and windshield,” Daigle wrote. The victim then said he “stood up and began punching the driver’s side window” and was able to identify the driver as Campbell before the man drove off.

Daigle said a witness to the event reported seeing a “vehicle drive around the parking lot and back into a parking stall.” The witness saw the victim leave the building and then “saw the vehicle speed away from the parking stall and strike (the victim).”

Campbell told the officer he had gone to the parking lot to speak to the man and that the man then “began to strike the vehicle.”

The victim was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with neck and ankle injuries, Daigle said. On Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said the man had been treated and released.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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