- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A South Portland man who brawled with a state trooper during a traffic stop has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/1Kk7AyQ ) reports that Andre Hicks Jr. was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to assault on an officer and unlawful possession of heroin.

Prosecutors say the 27-year-old Hicks was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for speeding on Interstate 295 in Gardiner in May.

The trooper who made the stop smelled marijuana and had the driver and Hicks exit the car for a drug search.

Hicks then lowered his shoulder and ran at the trooper, pushing him into a travel lane. Hicks was subdued by the trooper and two passing motorists who stopped to help.

Hicks’ attorney said his client wished to accept responsibility.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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