At 3:00 this morning, Wilmington Police Officers responded to the area of 200 Ballardvale Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash where a vehicle had rear ended a tractor trailer unit. As Officers were responding, the female driver and male passenger fled the scene on foot. After a search of the area with the assistance of the Andover Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit, both individuals were located and taken into custody on Andover Street near the Andover line.
Ashley Jones, age 27, of Lawrence was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash. Her passenger, Jesse Meharg, age 28, of North Andover was charged with Possession of a Class C Substance.