Brewer Police have located a vehicle they say was involved in a hit and run, with a child in the car.

Brewer Police said in a media release that they were called to an accident scene on Summer Street at 5:26 Tuesday evening. It was reported that a vehicle had hit a utility pole and a house and then left the scene of the crash. As a result of that accident, a utility pole and multiple wires were knocked into the street, and a parked vehicle was damaged by the falling pole.

Before police could arrive on the scene, a driver who didn't see the wires became entangled. Emera employees were able to help the trapped motorist to safety without damaging his vehicle.

Witnesses told police that a young female child was in the back seat of the vehicle that fled from the scene, and was crying for help as the car drove away. Brewer Police asked for assistance from other departments and put a plea out to the public to be on the lookout for a damaged Greyish-blue Hyundai Elantra. The car was located by police at around 8:30 Tuesday night and it was determined that the owner of the vehicle had been behind the wheel. After leaving the scene of the crash, police determined the man had called police and reported the vehicle stolen.

35-year-old Aaron Spinney of Brewer is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Registration, Driving to Endanger, Permitting Display of False Registration Validation Device, False Report of Vehicle Theft, Failure to Provide Evidence of Insurance, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Police say no one was hurt in the crash.


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