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Deputy from Clinton indicted on charges from off-duty incident

Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Toby Blodgett of Clinton was indicted on aggravated criminal OUI and endangerment charges.
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CLINTON, Maine — An off-duty Somerset County deputy involved in a single-vehicle car crash in July was indicted Thursday on charges stemming from the incident which seriously injured another man.

Toby Blodgett of Clinton was indicted in Kennebec County on Class C felony counts of aggravated criminal OUI and driving to endanger.

Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Chris Read told the Kennebec Journal the incident happened on July 24 at around 6:40 p.m. on Canaan Road near Gustafson Road.

Blodgett's car allegedly left the street and hit a tree, seriously injuring his passenger.

The investigation is ongoing pending a reconstruction report, but Read told the Kennebec Journal in August that alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash, but speed could have been.

Blodgett was placed on leave while the investigation continued. He continues his suspension pending the outcome of internal investigations, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Dale P. Lancaster said on Tuesday. 

NOTE: A previous version of this story said that Blodgett was a deputy at the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office. That is not correct. He is a deputy at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.


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