Monday, March 05, 2007

SUV driver freed after bail reduced

SUV driver freed after bail reduced: "A Farmington woman charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of a snowmobiler was released from jail following a court appearance Wednesday.

Sarah Forbes, 43, of 130 Moore Ave., is accused of manslaughter and aggravated drunken driving, both felonies.

Police say Forbes' sport utility vehicle struck two snowmobile riders on U.S. Route 2 in Farmington on Friday evening, while she allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol.

One of the snowmobilers, Lisa Cerqueira, 20, of Wilton, died from her injuries Tuesday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Cerqueira's fianc┼Ż, Farmington Police Officer Richard Billian, 23, of Strong, also was injured in the crash.

Forbes did not enter a plea during Wednesday's hearing. District Court Judge John McElwee reduced her bail from $2,000 to an unsecured bond. No date was set for her next court appearance."

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