OXFORD — A Maine man police say disappeared after crashing his car, then was located in Massachusetts several days later, has been cited by police for leaving the scene of an accident.

Lt. Michael Ward says Gene Stanley Burns Jr. of Oxford was issued a court summons on Thursday.

Police say the 24-year-old Burns crashed into a tree Saturday night. When officers arrived, Burns was gone. Fearing Burns was hurt, police mounted an expensive and time-consuming search involving more than a dozen law enforcement officials, dogs and a plane.

Then on Tuesday, Burns returned a text from police saying his was in Abington, Mass., about 20 miles south of Boston and roughly 150 miles from Oxford.

Ward tells the Sun Journal Burns told officers he doesn’t know how he ended up in Massachusetts.

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