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Sep 26, 2015 1:53 PM

Police: 3 Exeter teens injured in crash involving a repeat drunken driver


EXETER -- An Auburn man has been charged with driving while intoxicated for the second time after police say he crashed into an oncoming car, injuring three local teens.

Daniel Rainville, 44, was arrested after a crash on Friday around 10 p.m. He was driving on Newfields Road when police say he crossed the center line and hit another car, occupied by three 17-year-old Exeter High School students.

The driver and front-seat passenger were treated and released from Exeter Hospital but the third passenger was seriously injured and is currently being treated at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, police said.

Rainville has been released on $7,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 6

"This is a truly tragic incident that left three, young high school students injured due to the recklessness of one driver," Chief Richard Kane said.

"This investigation is open and active and we ask that anyone who may have information on what occurred to contact the Exeter Police Department."

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Sgt. Peter Tilton at 603-772-1212.


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