MOUNT DESERT – A man from Trenton is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and running from police after rolling his car Sunday afternoon in Mount Desert.
“The car is totaled,” says Ken Mitchell, an officer with the Mount Desert Island Police Department. “There’s damage to the roof and passenger side, driver side.”
There is not much left of 51-year-old Timothy Levesque’s Chevy Trailblazer which was impounded at the Island Auto Repair in Bar Harbor.
Now, authorities are looking into how Levesque flipped his truck and why he ran immediately after.
Mount Desert Island police say Levesque, a resident in Trenton, was driving down Route 102 Sunday afternoon when his car went of the road.
He then over-corrected before going airborne, flipping his car into the opposite lane of the road near the entrance to Ikes Point.
Police received a tip from another driver passing by, prompting them to launch a K-9 search unit into the woods to look for Levesque.
They found him two hours later hiding in the woods not too far from the crash.
We asked Officer Ken Mitchell why Levesque would run from the scene after his rollover.
“Not sure yet, that still remains under investigation.”
Police have not reached a conclusion on whether speed or impaired driving were factors.
Levesque was not hurt and was taken to the Hancock County Jail where he later posted bail.
As for his car, it has seen better days.
Levesque is expected to appear in court on May 16th.
We will continue update you as we learn more and if he acquires more charges.