A West Gardiner teenager was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday evening after a car he was driving crashed on Middle Road in Sidney, rolling over several times and causing minor injuries to all five people in the vehicle.

After 18-year-old Justyn E. Wilson allegedly fled the scene on foot, officers found him and arrested him on the charges, said Chief Deputy William Johnson, of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

In an initial hearing before a judge Wednesday afternoon at the Capital Judicial Center, Wilson was charged with driving to endanger, operating a vehicle without a license and failing to render assistance to those who are injured in an accident.

After police arrested Wilson, he was treated at MaineGeneral Medical Center for minor injuries including bruising, then taken to the Kennebec County jail, Johnson said.

On Wednesday, a judge set Wilson’s bail at $500 cash with supervision through the Maine Pretrial Services program.

Three of Wilson’s passengers, all teenagers, were taken to the hospital for treatment immediately after the accident, which occurred at 7:17 p.m., Sgt. Mike Dutil said Tuesday night.

Officers who went to the scene found bottles of Twisted Tea and other alcoholic beverages in the car, Johnson said.

A fourth passenger fled the scene with Wilson, heading in the direction of Augusta, according to Johnson.

A Maine State Police dog unit came to the crash scene to search for Wilson and the other person but was not successful, Johnson said. Deputies found them later, but Johnson said he did not know how far they went on foot.

Police were not able to determine the speed at which Wilson was driving before the crash, Johnson said, but several witnesses said the car was heading down Middle Road at great speed before losing control and rolling over twice.

Johnson did not expect the sheriff’s office to charge anyone else in connection with the crash.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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