NEW SHARON — A 19-year-old man was injured and charged Thursday night after his car went off the road and struck a tree while he was allegedly driving drunk on Starks Road.

Jaakob Lundy, 19, of New Sharon, suffered a possible head injury when his car went off the road, rolled over and struck a tree, pinning him inside the car until emergency officials arrived, according to a release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Lundy was summoned on a charge operating under the influence. The release states that Lundy was traveling “too fast for road conditions” in his 2000 Honda Accord, around 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

After the accident, Franklin County dispatch received a report from the New Sharon Fire Chief that someone had gone to his home reporting the accident on Starks Road.

Two nearby Franklin County deputies went to the scene, where they found the car off the road with its roof up against a tree, the release states.

Lundy was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and was pinned in the car. He was removed from the car by the New Sharon Fire Department and placed on a backboard. He was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital by NorthStar ambulance for a possible head injury. He was later transferred to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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