FARMINGTON — A New Sharon man pleaded guilty to drunken driving Thursday for crashing a truck on Weeks Mills Road in New Sharon in June.

Adam King, 20, and a 15-year-old New Sharon boy, a passenger in the vehicle, were injured when King lost control of the truck and it ended up in a ditch in the early morning hours of June 24. King received minor injuries and was treated at the scene, but declined to go to a hospital.

The boy was seriously injured and taken to a Portland hospital.

King pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of operating under the influence and operating a vehicle without license-condition/restriction in Franklin County Superior Court.

In a plea agreement, a felony charge of OUI was dismissed.

Justice Michaela Murphy deferred sentencing for one year. During that time, King will be required to meet certain conditions.


He will not be able to operate a vehicle without a license or an ignition interlock device, Murphy told him.

If King adheres to the agreement, he will receive a $1,000 fine and 90-day loss of license on the misdemeanor OUI. He would also be able to withdraw his plea to the license charge.

Defense attorney James Lawley said King’s parents have already taken away his vehicle.

Murphy also ordered King to pay $1,729 in restitution to the owner of the truck he was driving.

The owner had reported it stolen after the accident, a deputy previously said.

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