AUGUSTA — An Augusta man’s attempt to flee from police Sunday was foiled by a city snow removal project, according to police.

Jesse L. Baker, 27, was charged with failing to stop for an officer, driving to endanger, operating a vehicle without a license and violating probation. Baker also was issued a summons charging him with unlawful drug possession.

Baker was being held Monday at the Kennebec County jail on $500 bail for the driving violations. Baker was being held without bail on the violation probation, according to jail officials.

Baker was arrested around 11 p.m., Sunday after police received a complaint from another driver that a vehicle was being driven on the wrong side of the road in the Willow Street area, said Augusta Police Sgt. Christopher Massey.

Responding officers found the vehicle on Cony Street.

“The vehicle was on the opposite side of the road when officers encountered it,” Massey said.

Baker fled from police on Cony Street onto Bridge Street where Augusta Public Works crews were pushing snow banks into the middle of the street for removal.

“They had snow in the middle of the road and the vehicle got stuck in the snow,” Massey said.

The pursuit lasted just a few seconds, he said.

“Nobody was injured,” he said.