On Friday evening, an alleged drunk driving car crash sent three people to the hospital, including the driver. The 24-year-old man from Nahant was listed in good condition at Massachusetts General Hospital but, according to police, he faces charges of drunk driving and driving to endanger. He will be summoned to court for those charges and also the charge of driving with a suspended license.
Several people called police about the traffic accident, which occurred around 11:55pm on Friday evening and involved a Mazda3. In addition to injuring the driver and his two passengers, the accident also damaged a utility pole. All of those injured in the accident were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Here in Massachusetts, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of five months in jail for a third conviction of operating under the influence and one year for a fourth offense. It is unclear if the driver in this case had prior OUI convictions or if his driver’s license had been suspended for some other reason.
Source: Man faces charges in Peabody crash, Salem News, October 18, 2010
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