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Police say drunk driver caused crash that injured mother and child

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018

A man faces a charge of vehicular assault after police said he injured a mother and her child in a DUI collision Sunday night.

Hayden T. Martin, 23, was arrested at about 8 p.m. after his blood alcohol level was .227 – nearly three times the legal limit of 0.8 – and admitting to officers that he was “totally drunk” and “absolutely smoked marijuana,” according to court records.

Martin is accused of hitting a Volkswagen driven by the woman, who had her 6-year-old child along. The crash happened at the intersection of Wellesly Avenue and North Morton Street at around 7:30 p.m.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both reported experiencing whiplash and pains throughout their bodies.

Court documents said Martin hit the two while attempting to make a turn. After the collision, he reportedly told officers he was drunk and that it was his fault.

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