Sunday, December 8, 2013
AUGUSTA -- A jury on Wednesday cleared a Waterville man of a charge of operating after habitual-offender revocation.
Clifford P. Dumont, 46, had been charged with committing that offense on Dec. 2, 2011, in Waterville. He also was charged with violating condition of release.
Because of the acquittal, that charge is expected to be dismissed. The jury in Kennebec County Superior Court deliberated for about an hour before returning a verdict.
"I think that the jury was fair and impartial and really applied the standard of proof and did the right thing," said J. Mitchell Flick, the attorney who represented Dumont.
"The only issue in the case was whether he was driving," said District Attorney Maeghan Maloney.
Dumont, however, faces a second trial on a charge of operating after habitual-offender revocation related to an incident in November 2011, also in Waterville. That trial is on the list for October.