NEW VINEYARD — A local man is accused of puncturing a plow truck tire on Thursday during a dispute over some snow left at the end of a driveway, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Lt. David Rackliffe said Monday.

Kirk Hamel, 41, of New Vineyard was issued a summons on a charge of criminal mischief Monday morning, he said.

A plow truck driver had lifted his wing plow but left his plow down before he got to a shoveled driveway on Barker Road so he didn’t push snow into the driveway, Rackliffe said. The plow left about three scoops of snow at the end of the driveway, he said.

People who shoveled the driveway began to shovel the snow back into the road.

Doug Nile, 41, of Anson, whose family business has the contract to plow New Vineyard’s roads, told them they couldn’t put the snow in the road.

A heated dispute broke out and Nile told police he saw a person with a black-handled object in his hand duck under the truck, Rackliffe said.

It was determined after an investigation the tire had been punctured with what appeared to be a Philips screwdriver, he said.

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