A Liberty man who allegedly told a bystander not to report his accident to police and tried unsuccessfully to hitch a ride away from the crash scene ended up in jail on a couple of charges Friday night.

Joshua Jewett, 35, of Liberty was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and driving to endanger after he reportedly rolled his vehicle over while traveling on Higgins Hill Road in Morrill at about 7:30 p.m., according to records at Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said the accident report was not complete as of Monday afternoon, but records regarding the initial report of the accident indicated Jewett was the lone occupant in the vehicle and that no other vehicles were involved.

Trafton said shortly after the crash occurred, a Morrill woman who lives nearby the accident scene went outside her home to see what happened and Jewett reportedly tried to talk her out of contacting police.

“The driver yelled at her and told her not to call 9-1-1,” said Trafton.

The woman did not take Jewett’s alleged orders and called Waldo County Regional Communications Center to report the rollover and also told dispatchers the driver appeared to be intoxicated.

Trafton said police later learned Jewett tried unsuccessfully to escape the accident scene prior to the arrival of the responding officers.

“He tried to leave multiple times, but no one would pick him up,” said Trafton.

Jewett is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court Tuesday, June 5.