June 26, 2009
Standish, Maine (The Weekly Vice) -- Todd Thomas, a 40-year-old Biddeford man was arrested Wednesday night after attempting to run his wife over with a one-ton dump truck. He wrecked the truck after attempting a second pass.
According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office the trouble began when the intoxicated couple began to argue at a friend's home. When the argument escalated, the woman left the residence with her dog, saying she planned to walk home alone.
Investigators say Thomas became angered and started out after her in a one-ton dump truck. He then swerved the vehicle towards the woman, narrowly missing her.
After failing to hit his wife, Thomas reportedly put the vehicle into reverse and attempted to strike her once more. The attempt failed when Thomas' vehicle left the road way and crashed into several trees. He then fled the scene and ran back toward the home the couple had been drinking at.
A Windham police dog found Thomas, who was described by deputies as "extremely intoxicated." Deputies say he was found hiding in a vehicle in front of the residence.
Thomas was booked into the Cumberland County Jail on charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $1,040.
The Weekly Vice
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