ELLSWORTH—A local man who fled into the woods after an alleged hit-and-run incident in the AT&T parking lot on Tuesday morning was found “waiting for his mother to pick him up” at his parole officer’s office on Route 3, according to Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier.
Police received a report around 9:50 a.m. that a car driven by 19-year-old Ethan Scott had hit a truck and motorcycle in the plaza on Myrick Street and that the Ellsworth resident had jumped out of the car and “fled the area on foot,” said Moshier.
Ellsworth Police, assisted by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police, began searching for the man in the woods where he was last seen. Officers searched for “about 45 minutes,” said Moshier, even calling in a canine unit (although the unit was far away and Scott was apprehended before it arrived), before receiving a phone call from Scott’s parole officer, who reported that Scott was sitting in his office.
Police arrested Scott and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident and operating without a license.