Jul 25, 2015 9:09 AM
Police say drunken driver hit two cars, tied up traffic on I-93 North at rush hour
HOOKSETT - Police say an intoxicated driver was driving too fast and lost control before she hit two cars and crashed into a jersey barrier on Interstate-93 during Friday's rush hour.
The accident required several northbound lanes to be closed for roughly an hour at 5 p.m. near Exit 11 and sent three people to hospitals in Manchester and Concord, according to Hooksett firefighters.
Several passers-by stopped to assist before rescuers arrived, including a family-care doctor and an emergency room nurse, firefighters said.
Police say Sarah Harzmovitch, 28, of Manchester was behind the wheel of a white 2005 Chevy Trailblazer heading north when she lost control. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and was among those injured, police said.
Preliminary investigation indicated Harzmovitch was unable to maintain control of her vehicle due to the fact that she was traveling at a high rate of speed and conducting multiple unsafe lane changes.
Harzmovitch has been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 5 in Hooksett District Court.
Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call Trooper Melanie Locke at State Police Troop-B at 223-4381.
Firefighters and police did not release the names or any information about the other individuals injured in the crash.