HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — A man in a two-car crash landed in a frozen pond and was rescued by passers-by before he was charged with driving under the influence, police in Hudson, New Hampshire, said.
Police said one car rear-ended another at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, careened across the street, down an embankment and rolled over onto the pond.
The driver, Alexander Picard, 24, of Hudson, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. The driver of the car that was hit also suffered minor injuries, but didn’t go to the hospital. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Another man, Taylor Baker, 25, of Hudson, saw Picard’s car land upside down in the pond and joined in the effort to rescue him. Baker was treated by the fire department for minor injuries.
Picard was charged with driving under the influence-drugs. He was released on personal recognizance bail and was scheduled to be in court on March 13. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf and a phone number couldn’t be found for him.