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Newport man arrested for hit-and-run crash in Brownington

NEWPORT — A 66-year-old Newport man was arrested after a hit-and-run crash that took place in Brownington on Friday.

On Saturday at around 6:00 p.m. troopers located and identified the operator of the vehicle as Nelson Bushaw, 66, of Newport.

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Police say that through multiple reports by witnesses troopers were able to locate the vehicle, a blue Chevy pickup, behind the All-Season Lodge in Newport.

The truck was in the process of receiving repairs for damage sustained during the incident.

Police say that Bushaw had been operating the vehicle at the time of the accident when he crashed into a car with a 4-month-old child inside on Frog Pond Road.

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Bushaw was cited for suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, and driving while license suspended-criminal.

He was issued traffic violations for no insurance, marked lanes violation, and imprudent speed-accident resulting.

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