Clinton man faces multiple charges after Sunday crash, assault on officer

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CLINTON — A vehicle crash early Sunday morning caused extensive damage to a utility pole and three homes on Main Street, resulting in electrical outages and a gas leak.

Sean Dobson, 22, of Clinton, was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including assault and battery on a police officer.

Around 7 a.m., Dobson’s vehicle struck a utility pole, triggering a series of events that disrupted the neighborhood.

Clinton Police Department stated that Dobson was uncooperative and assaultive toward responding officers, complicating their efforts to secure the area and conduct the investigation.

Dobson was taken into custody at the scene and held over the weekend.

He is scheduled to appear in Clinton District Court today, facing charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, speeding, operating under the influence of drugs, operating under the influence of liquor, and four counts of wanton and malicious destruction of property.

Despite the severity of the incident, there were no reported injuries.

The residents affected by the crash were displaced due to the loss of utilities, but local organizations WHEAT Community Connections and the American Red Cross, as well as Clinton’s Animal Control Officer, provided support and resources to the families and pets affected.

Officers Albert Bedard, Christopher Willoughby, and Kristopher Vazquez, in collaboration with the Clinton Fire Department, were commended for their swift response and handling of the situation.

Officer Willoughby, the lead investigator, urges anyone with additional information or video footage to assist in the investigation to contact him at (978) 365-4111.

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