Duo arrested following single vehicle accident in Brooks

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 6:15pm

    BROOKS — Two men were arrested following a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Moosehead Trail in Brooks March 6. 

    Jonathan Lawrence, 20, of Belfast, had been charged with failure to remain at the scene of a personal injury crash, false attachment of plates, operating under the influence, violating conditions of release, driving to endanger, and failure to notify of an accident by quickest means following the midday accident. 

    According to Waldo County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Matthew Curtis, the two men were driving separate vehicles as they returned from an off-roading trip when Lawrence rolled a black Ford Ranger he was operating.

    After the accident, Lawrence’s friend, identified as Jacob Rose, 20, of Monroe, picked his friend up from the scene and both left in Rose’s pickup truck. 

    A witness at the scene reportedly pointed out the truck to law enforcement when Rose drove he and Lawrence back passed the crash scene a short time later.

    When law enforcement attempted to stop Rose, he attempted to elude police, according to Lt. Curtis, leading Rose to be charged with multiple counts. These charges include failure to stop for a law enforcement officer, violating conditions of release, and driving to endanger.  

    Both Lawrence and Rose are tentatively scheduled to appear in Waldo County Court on April 24. 

    Erica Thoms can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com