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UPDATE: Police arrest a man in Brewer car into house incident

BREWER - New details Wednesday concerning the search for a hit and run driver in Brewer.

The car has been located and a man has been placed under arrest. Police said it was around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were called to Summer Street after a vehicle struck a utility pole and a house before speeding off.


The crash brought down power lines and another vehicle drove into the live wires, trapping the people inside.


Emera utility crews arrived on the scene to help them get safely out of the vehicle.


Meanwhile, police began the search for the vehicle that caused it all and were also concerned about the welfare of a child who was spotted in the car.


Brewer public safety director, Jason Moffitt, said "A white male driver, adult male fled the scene. As he was fleeing the scene, according to witnesses there was a young child in the back seat yelling for help."


While police were searching for the car, they a received a report from the owner who claimed it had been stolen.


A Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputy eventually found the vehicle and officials said the investigation revealed the owner had falsely reported the car stolen to cover his tracks. They also determined the child wasn't injured in the crash and is safe.


Aaron Spinney, 35, of Brewer is now facing a number of charges including leaving the scene of an accident, driving to endanger and endangering the welfare of a child.


Police said he is also charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, without proof of insurance and for displaying a false registration validation device.