Maine woman said to satisfy plea terms

Posted March 05, 2009, at 9:54 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:43 a.m.

AUBURN, Maine — A Lewiston woman who gave her car keys to a man who later crashed the car on a Poland road in 2006 killing six people including himself has settled a charge against her.

Twenty-one-year-old Samantha Renee Montana had pleaded guilty a year ago to a charge of permitting an unlawful use. A judge gave her what’s known as “deferred disposition,” saying the charge would be dropped and she could withdraw her plea if she were to volunteer 100 hours of community service and stay out of trouble.

A prosecutor agreed Wednesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court that Montana had satisfied the terms of the agreement. Montana withdrew her criminal plea and admitted to a civil infraction for her conduct. She agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

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