PORTSMOUTH — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 was intoxicated when he caused a head-on crash early Friday, police allege.
Police said they received a report of a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes about 3:10 a.m. and shortly thereafter of a two-vehicle crash near Exit 3.
Police identified the driver as Christopher Rockwell, 35, of Hampton, who struck a 2014 Jeep Patriot driven by Calen Williams, 29, of Kennebunkport, Maine.
Williams and Rockwell were taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for treatment.
“It is believed that impairment was a contributing factor in the causation of this crash,” state police said in a statement. “As a result, Rockwell was arrested and charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated and reckless conduct.”
Rockwell was released on personal recognizance bond pending arraignment Sept. 20 in Rockingham County Superior Court.
Anyone with information can call Trooper Christopher Houston at 679-3333 or email him at email@example.com.
New Hampshire State Police Troop A received assistance at the scene from the Portsmouth police and fire departments.