NH rep pays $695 fine for hitting ducks

January 13, 2014 at 03:40 AM

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A state lawmaker from Nashua has been cited for illegal taking of waterfowl after driving into a group of ducks last month and paid a $695 fine.

Rep. David Campbell, a Democrat, said Friday that the Nashua Police Department issued the violation, which he paid, as well as making a donation for the same amount to the New Hampshire Audubon Society.

Campbell again apologized and asked for forgiveness from anyone he offended and anyone who might judge him solely on the basis of an unfortunate accident.

Campbell said he accidentally ran over the ducks Dec. 23 outside the Crown Plaza Hotel.

A witness who was feeding the ducks called police. Campbell said he reported the accident to the state Fish and Game Department.

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