GARDINER — A pair of women are facing charges after a Memorial Day crash on Brunswick Avenue that left two people injured.

The driver, Micaela Roy, 20, of Lewiston, was arrested Monday on charges of operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and failure to sign a summons, said Gardiner police Sgt. Todd Pilsbury.

A passenger in Roy’s car, Patience Barry, 21, of Lisbon, was arrested on charges of obstructing government administration and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

Two other women who were passengers in the car were injured. Chassidy Houchin, 26, of Lakeland, Fla., was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, at which she was treated and released, Pilsbury said. Malinda Landry, 21, of Litchfield, suffered minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital, Pilsbury said.

The crash occurred shortly before 10 p.m. as Roy drove her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser on Brunswick Avenue. The car veered off the road near the School Street intersection and hit a utility pole, snapping it in two, Pilsbury said.

The car was destroyed and Roy fled the accident on foot, Pilsbury said. Police found her later at a nearby convenience store.

Barry was charged after she failed to cooperate with police and hindered the investigation, Pilsbury said.

Brunswick Avenue was closed for about an hour as rescuers aided the injured and utility crews replaced the pole. Work on the new pole continued Tuesday morning.

Pilsbury said the accident knocked out telephone service in the area, but it was unclear whether power was interrupted.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642
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