OXFORD — Police say a local woman with a suspended license ran from an accident and broke into a nearby home to avoid police.

Ann M. Charest, 43, of 8 South Town Farm Road, was charged with burglary, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal trespass and habitual offender operating after suspension on Saturday night.

Lt. Michael Ward of the Oxford Police Department said he and officer Shawn Wood responded to a call of a car flipping over on Whittemore Road close to the intersection with East Oxford Road. A witness told them he saw a woman get out of the car and that when he asked if she needed help, she ran off.

Ward said he was concerned Charest might be injured. Maine State Trooper Adam Fillebrown brought his police dog and tracked Charest to a trailer about a half-mile away, Ward said.

The occupants were out for the night but Charest was found in the home. Charest told Ward that when she crashed, she panicked because she didn’t want to go to jail.

He said Charest wasn’t injured in the crash and was transported to the Oxford County jail, where she was booked at about 7 p.m. Her bail was set at $1,000 cash.

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