WINSLOW — A 20-year-old Waterville man is facing two felony charges after allegedly driving drunk during a car crash that seriously injured his passenger.

About 4:45 p.m. Monday, Kevin John-William Asher, of 181 College Ave., Apartment 3, was driving his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am north on South Pond Road when he lost control of the car, it left the road and it rolled over once in a ditch, said Sgt. Haley Fleming. A 31-year-old man in the passenger seat, whom Fleming wouldn’t identify, suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening and was taken to a hospital.

The car was destroyed, Fleming said.

The crash is still under investigation, but speed and alcohol are likely factors. Asher, who wasn’t injured, failed a field sobriety test, according to Fleming, and was arrested on four charges, two of which were elevated to felonies because of a prior conviction for operating under the influence, and because the crash caused an injury.

Asher was charged with operating after suspension and operating under the influence, class C felonies; operating in violation of licensing conditions and restrictions, a class E misdemeanor; and being a minor consuming liquor, a civil violation. Each felony charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

Asher was released Monday on $2,000 unsecured bail. He is scheduled to appear Sept. 25 in Kennebec County Superior Court, Fleming said.

Asher was convicted for operating under the influence in May 2011 in Somerset District Court, Fleming said.

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