A 17 year old man from New Hampshire has been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after crashing into two women shortly after 7 A.M. while driving to his graduation rehearsal from a night of drinking at a party. According to a report from Fox 25, the man was driving his Volvo sedan when he crossed over the center lane and hit the women, throwing them some distance. Both women were taken to local hospitals with injuries serious enough that they were later transported to hospitals in Boston. Police say the women were walking facing traffic when they were struck by the teenager.
The man was released on a personal recognizance bail and was ordered to turn in his license, obey a 9 P.M. curfew and not use any drugs or alcohol. He is set to appear back in court in a few weeks. Portsmouth High School officials reported the man will not be partaking in graduation ceremonies scheduled to take place today.
In 2012, 124 motor vehicle fatalities happened because of alcohol related offenses and 7027 people were arrested and charged with driving under the influence. At Mazow McCullough, we know how life changing it can be when you or a family member has been the victim of a drunk driver. If you or a loved one has been the victim of another person’s negligence while driving under the influence, or if you have any questions, contact the personal injury lawyers at Mazow/McCullough, P.C. for a free consultation. The right lawyer can make all the difference. You can contact us at 978-744-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.