FREEPORT — A Freeport man is charged with operating under the influence after police say he crashed into another vehicle on Durham Road Monday and drove away with an injured 4-year-old child in the passenger’s seat.

The crash was reported just before 1 p.m. near Freeport Medical Center at 23 Durham Road.

According to Freeport police, 42-year-old Luis Dubon, driving a 2000 GMC pickup, allegedly swerved across the lane and almost hit another vehicle before colliding with a Ford E450 the mini-bus driven by Jeffrey Reyes, 31, of Roxbury Mass., causing extensive damage to both vehicles and leaving pieces of Dubon’s truck at the scene of the crash. Dubon allegedly drove away.

“Several witnesses followed Dubon and called 911 reporting their position until the police caught up to them on Cedar Lane in Freeport, maybe 2 miles from the scene,” said Freeport Police Lt. Nathan Goodman.

The crash is still under investigation. Police say Dubon had a 4-year-old boy in the truck who was not in a car seat but was possibly using a seatbelt. The boy was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with what first responders believed to be a broken collar bone.

Both drivers had minor scrapes and cuts, said Goodman. Reyes was also transported to Maine Medical Center as a precaution after the crash.

Dubon was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. He was also charged with aggravated leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident because of his alcohol level and because a child was injured during the incident, Goodman said.

Dubon is scheduled to appear in Portland Superior Court on May 21.

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