Accident leads to alcohol charges

Posted April 21, 2010, at 11:35 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man was charged in connection with a car accident Monday night in Hermon in which two teenagers were injured and a third was arrested for drunken driving.

Harold Parsons, 24, who is staying at the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, was charged with furnishing liquor to a minor, Deputy Jay Hallett of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday.

Based on interviews with people connected to the crash, Hallett said, Parsons is accused of purchasing a bottle of white zinfandel for the teenagers, who consumed it before the accident.

Hallett said that Parsons, who reportedly is a friend or relative of one of the teenagers, bought the wine in exchange for a payment of $10 after meeting up with the group at Shaw’s supermarket on Main Street in Bangor.

As a result of the accident, which occurred about 7 p.m. Monday on Fuller Road, 18-year-old Jessi Clement of Levant was arrested on an OUI charge. She was released on bail late Monday night.

Her two passengers, whose names were withheld because they are under the age of 18, suffered minor injuries and were treated at a Bangor hospital.

Hallett said speed and alcohol were considered factors in the crash.

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