courtesy Belmont police department

Nov 21, 2015 1:10 PM

Belmont man charged with aggravated DWI after crash seriously injures teen

BELMONT - An early morning crash where the vehicle plowed through a stone wall and tore down several trees before flipping on its roof left a 17-year-old with serious injuries and the driver charged with drunken driving.

Police say the crash took place on Seavey Road near Belmont High School around 4 a.m. They arrived to find the car upside down with the driver and two passengers trapped inside.

Tevin A. Mitchell, 21, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a minor. In addition, police say the car he was driving, a 2000 Toyota Celica, was not registered to him. The registered owner is working with police to determine how he ended up in the car.

A 17-year-old woman in the car was found with serious injuries and another passenger, a 22-year-old man, received minor injuries. Along with the driver, all three were taken to area hospitals, police said.

Police closed the road until just after 11 a.m. on Saturday to conduct their investigation. Police say excessive speed and alcohol are considered the primary contributors to the accident.

Mitchell is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges against him on Dec. 3 in Laconia District Court. Police say additional charges may be forthcoming.

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