Authorities in Maine say Carol Sharrow, 51, was driving on a baseball field Friday night, killing a man.
(York County Jail)
A driver in Maine with a history of DUI convictions was held on manslaughter charges after driving through an open gate and on a baseball field during a youth game on Friday night, sending players and spectators fleeing for safety, authorities said.
The police in Sanford say the vehicle driven by the suspect, identified as Carol Sharrow, 51, of Sanford, beaten, and killed, a man who had tried to close the gate. They would not say if drugs or alcohol were involved in Friday’s incident.
The victim is identified as Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West Newfield, had declared himself in 2013 for the killing of a 4-year-old girl in a previously unsolved hit-and-run case in the state of New York from 1968, the Portland Press Herald reported. After being struck Friday, he died before reaching a hospital, the report said.
Douglas Parkhurst, 68, who was murdered on Friday, had in 2013, confessed to killing a child in a hit-and-run case in 1968, a report said.
According to the newspaper, the video shot Friday by a witness sees a maroon Honda sedan driving around the bases, as a young Babe Ruth League the players, coaches and fans scrambling to get out of the way. None of the players was injured.
“We would like to extend our most sincere thank you that physically all of our players, from Babe Ruth and Little League are safe,” the Sanford Maine Little League said in a Facebook post.
Sharrow was arrested and accused of manslaughter. She was taken to York County Jail in Alfred, where they remained until Saturday. Her lawyer has not responded.
She has a previous drunk driving conviction in Maine and a growing drunk driving conviction in New Hampshire, the Press Herald reported, citing information from police.
Witnesses said that before Sharrow entered in the park they tried to drive on the basketball court on the other side of the street, but could not get past the large boulders along the right.
The league leaders called for the community to support the young players and on Saturday, about 100 people turned out for a morning game, where the Salvation Army distributed free water and coffee.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.