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DWI crash case will go to trial

  • Joseph Mays, 30, of Keene, was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI in November after a head-on collision in Hancock. Courtesy photo—

  • Joseph Mays, 30, of Keene, was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI in November after a head-on collision in Hancock. Courtesy photo—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:5AM

The criminal case against a Keene man who seriously injured a Peterborough woman and her 3 -year-old daughter in a head-on accident in Hancock last November is heading to trial.

Joseph Mays, 30, has been charged with aggravated DWI and DWI following an accident on Nov. 10 on Route 202. Mays and the driver of the other car – Merissa Aldrich, 33, of Peterborough – were sent to the hospital after the crash with life-threatening injuries. Aldrich’s daughter was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Mays’ case was scheduled for plea and sentencing on Friday at the Northern Hillsborough Superior Court in Manchester, but the judge decided the case should go to trial, prosecuting attorney Brad Bolton said Tuesday.

“An offer had been made but it didn’t work out,” Bolton said, referring to a potential plea deal. “… we had been going back and forth on how to resolve the case.”

A trial date is not scheduled at this time, Bolton said.

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.