NEW SHARON — A woman suspected of providing alcohol to two underage people who crashed a stolen truck while drunk early Monday faces charges in Franklin County.

Caryn B. Savage, 27, of New Sharon, was summoned to appear in Franklin Superior Court on charges of furnishing a place to consume alcohol, which resulted in injury and two counts of furnishing liquor to a minor, according to a news release from Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols.

Adam King, 19, of Newfoundland, and his 15-year-old passenger were injured in the crash on Weeks Mills Road around 12:30 a.m., about one mile from Savage’s residence, where they allegedly got the alcohol.

An earlier report incorrectly referred to King as 20 years old.

Nichols said deputies learned Savage bought alcohol for King, the 15-year-old boy, and other minors from the New Sharon area for a party at her Weeks Mills home.

Detectives also believe Savage has been buying alcohol and providing a place for minors to drink for several months before the accident, Nichols said.

King was arrested on Monday and charged with operating under the influence involving a serious injury.

The 15-year-old was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital with a possible head injury and then transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Lt. David St. Laurent said he thought the boy was released from the hospital on Tuesday. His name has not been released.

The 1992 GMC pickup driven by King, which was destroyed in the wreck, was owned by Jeffrey Thomas, of Harmony, who reported the truck stolen after the crash. St. Laurent said deputies determined the truck was taken without permission from Thomas, who is an acquaintance of King.

St. Laurent said King is a resident Canadian alien from Newfoundland, who has lived in New Sharon for the past year with a green card. He is an acquaintance of the 15-year-old.

The sheriff’s department is asking anyone with additional information regarding the to contact St. Laurent at 778-2680.

Furnishing a place to consume alcohol which resulted in injury is a class C crime punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Furnishing liquor to a minor is a class D crime and punishable by up to a year  in jail and $2,000 in fines.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
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