Jul 25, 2015 12:06 PM
Alleged hospital confession at issue in drunken driving case involving a Nashua father
NASHUA — A local man accused of negligent homicide in a fatal car accident that killed his son allegedly told a state trooper he had five shots of brandy before getting behind the wheel, according to the Union Leader.
“I did this. I killed my son,” Nghia Huynh, 37, of 340 Main Dunstable Rd., reportedly said. “This is all my fault. How can I live with myself for the rest of my life knowing that I killed him.”
Huynh’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.14, nearly twice the legal limit, after the Feb. 21, 2014 car crash in Merrimack.
Huynh’s 14-year-old son, Kobe, was a passenger in the car and died at the scene.
Last month, Huynh’s defense team filed a motion seeking to suppress Huynh’s statements, made while he was in the hospital, saying he may not have been able to “make a meaningful choice” to confess.
A hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 28 at the Hillsborough County Superior Court to discuss the motion to suppress.
In the meantime, Huynh is being held on charges of negligent homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, with jury selection tentatively scheduled to begin on Nov. 30.