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Maine man arrested for manslaughter in fatal crash

December 29, 2020 GMT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A motorist charged with manslaughter in a fatal crash on July 7 in Lagrange is being detained at the Penobscot County Jail.

Randall Hamm, 39, of Lagrange, made his first court appearance on Monday after being arrested last week for manslaughter and aggravated drunken driving, the Bangor Daily News reported. Bail was set at $2,000, and he remained in jail Tuesday.

Hamm’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit for driving when he crashed his sport utility vehicle in Lagrange, police said. His passenger, Desarae Bourgoine, 35, was ejected and killed in the rollover crash, police said.

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Hamm didn’t enter a plea on Monday because he hasn’t been indicted. A grand jury will convene in coming weeks.

His court-appoint attorney questioned why law enforcement waited so long to bring charges, and then arrested him days before Christmas.