A 19-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries after a brief run from police ended when he crashed his vehicle on Quaker Hill Road early Oct. 3.

Brandon Allen Galloway, 19, of Liberty was summoned for possession of a usable amount of marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia, illegal transportation of drugs by a minor, operating while license was suspended or revoked, failure to stop for an officer, driving to endanger and eluding an officer following the accident, which occurred just after midnight.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Bob Keating said Deputy Jordan Tozier and Sgt. James Greeley first observed Galloway on School Street, as he was allegedly driving 38 mph in the posted 25 mph zone. When the officers attempted to pull over the 1999 Oldsmobile that Galloway was operating, Keating said, Galloway refused to stop.

“They tried to stop him and then he took off,” said Keating.

As Galloway headed onto Quaker Hill Road, Keating said, the officers slowed down and deactivated their blue lights, due to the presence of Unity College in the area. With school back in session, Keating said, the officers were concerned about the safety of pedestrians.

Galloway continued on Quaker Hill Road, but he apparently lost control of his car at a corner and left the road, crashing into a tree. The vehicle came to rest in a field, according to the accident report.

Greeley and Tozier came upon the accident scene a few minutes after the crash occurred, and Keating said Galloway and his female passenger exited the vehicle and reported to the officers that they were not injured. Both Galloway and his passenger were wearing seat belts, Keating said.

Unity Volunteer Ambulance transported both Galloway and his passenger to a nearby hospital as a precaution, Keating said, and both were treated and released.

Damage to the Oldsmobile, which was registered to Julie A. Rich of Burnham, was estimated at $5,000.