AUGUSTA — A Farmington Falls man whose vehicle crashed into the Dollar General Store in Litchfield on Friday was in court Monday via video from the Kennebec County jail, charged with driving to endanger and violating conditions of release.

Nicholas Aaron Osgood, 33, formerly of Saco, was arrested after the crash and his bail was initially set at $5,000 cash.

His passenger, Sheri Barrett, 25, of Litchfield, told investigators she had been huffing Ultra Duster – compressed air typically used to remove dust from keyboards – and gave Osgood a hit and he passed out, according to an affidavit by Kennebec County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Moody.

Moody said he was called to the store parking lot at 5:57 p.m. Friday and found Litchfield Fire and Rescue workers helping Barrett.

“All Nicholas could remember was waking up and seeing damage to this (Chevrolet Malibu) and the Dollar General Building,” Moody wrote.

Moody reported finding tire marks and vehicle debris indicating the vehicle had been westbound on Route 126 when it crossed the center line, drifted south across the lawn of the Litchfield Country Store, and hit a utility pole guy wire.

The vehicle then crossed Hallowell Road, traveled through a ditch and onto the Dollar General lawn, striking the northeast corner and “causing extensive damage to the structural integrity of the building’s frame,” Moody wrote.

Two witnesses told Moody the vehicle had been traveling about 50 mph, and that they had to get Osgood to remove his seatbelt and get out of the vehicle because he didn’t want to move.

No one at the store was hurt in the incident.

Barrett, who suffered injuries to her right hip, was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center, where she was treated and released that day, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

Barrett and Osgood were both charged with unlawful possession of inhalants.

Kennebec Journal Staff Writer Jessica Lowell contributed to this report.

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