Brunswick police say the driver of a Jeep fled on foot after a Wednesday night collision on Bath Road. Brunswick Police Department photo

BRUNSWICK — A Sabattus man faces charges after he was chased on foot by another driver involved in a Wednesday night collision, according to police.

Jason Curran

Police said Jason Curran, 37, was driving a 2020 Jeep about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Bath Road when his vehicle veered into the opposite lane.

Nathan Fowler, 44, of West Bath, was driving a 2021 Dodge pickup in the opposite lane and swerved to avoid the Jeep, but was unable to avoid crashing. The Dodge then hit a utility pole that cracked in half but remained upright, police said.

Police said Curran ran from the scene but was followed on foot by Fowler and they found the two drivers just over the town line in West Bath.

Fowler and his wife, Heidi, were transported to Mid Coast Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Curran, the only occupant in the Jeep, was taken to Mid Coast Hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Curran was released from the hospital, arrested and transported to Cumberland County Jail with no bail allowed, said Police Chief Scott Stewart.

Police said Curran is charged with operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, operating after revocation, violating conditions of release and aggravated criminal mischief.

The charges against Curran are misdemeanors with the exception of aggravated criminal mischief, according to Stewart. Aggravated criminal mischief is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years of incarceration and a $5,000 fine. The charge is a felony due to the cost of the damaged utility pole, Stewart said.

Police and firefighters shut down one lane of Bath Road for about 45 minutes Wednesday after the collision.

Brunswick police say the driver of a Jeep fled on foot Wednesday night after hitting a Dodge pickup truck on Bath Road. Brunswick Police Department photo

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