SCARBOROUGH — A Nottingham Drive man essentially pleaded not guilty to several charges in the hit-and-run that killed bicyclist Brandon Dumond, 26, of Windham.
Devin Brown, 33, pleaded “no answer” – neither guilty nor not guilty – in Portland Unified Criminal Court Friday, Nov. 18, to charges of aggravated OUI, aggravated assault and failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving death. The court typically interprets such a plea as not guilty.
Brown on Tuesday was being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $50,000 cash bail. He is represented by Portland-based attorney Luke Rioux.
Dumond, a resident of Anderson Road in Windham, was biking on the street around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, when the crash occurred, police said.
Police said Brown was also the driver in a single-vehicle crash on River Road, reported shortly after the Anderson Road incident. Brown was transported to the hosptial with minor injuries from the second crash, according to Windham Police Chief Kevin Schofield.
Because Brown was hospitalized, Schofield said blood was drawn to determine his level of intoxication. Those results could take a few weeks, the chief said.
The hit-and-run investigation is continuing, he said, and additional charges against Brown are expected.
According to his obituary, Dumond was a 2009 graduate of Windham High School. He had worked for D&G Machine for five years and recently was hired as a plumber’s apprentice.