An arrest warrant has been issued for a Massachusetts man accused of driving while intoxicated and hitting a Bennington firefighter who was directing traffic Wednesday morning. The firefighter was in the area to assist in an earlier crash.

Mark Ring, 57, of North Adams, is charged with driving under the influence (first offense) and grossly negligent vehicle operation resulting in serious injury. The Vermont Superior Court in Bennington County issued a warrant for Ring's arrest when he didn't appear in court Thursday to answer to the charges, court records show.

Police say he Ring has a criminal history in both Massachusetts and California. Court records list his mailing address as Lake Isabell, Calif.

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