A father and his passenger both went to jail after leaving a 7-year-old boy behind as they ran from police following a four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Boone Avenue.
Eric S. Johnson, 30, of 127 College St. Apt. 1, was behind the wheel of a Toyota Avalon at the center of the accident. Police said Johnson ran from the scene after he hit three other vehicles and took out a street sign. Meanwhile, Johnson and his passenger, 22-year-old Aaron Spencer, fled on foot and left Johnson’s son, who also fled, nearby.
Winchester Police officers Danny Dennis and Christine Matthews found the child and later located and arrested both Johnson and Spencer. Johnson was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, endangering the welfare of a minor and failure to maintain insurance. Spencer was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and wanton endangerment, according to police.