Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:55PM
HANCOCKDWI charge in head-on crash

A Keene man has been indicted on two charges of aggravated DWI for his role in a head-on collision in November that seriously injured a Peterborough woman and her 3-year-old daughter. 

Joseph Mays, 29, was recently indicted by the Hillsborough Superior Court, North. The accident occurred on Nov. 10 in Hancock on Route 202. 

One of the indictments says Mays had an alcohol concentration of .08 or more. 

Each charge of aggravated DWI is a class-B felony, carrying up to three and a half to seven years of jail time and up to a $4,000 fine, according to court documents. 

Mays had been transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon by helicopter for life-threatening injuries after the accident, according to a press release at the time. 

A hospital representative said after the accident that Mays was in “fair” condition. 

Merissa Aldrich, 33, of Peterborough was the driver of the other vehicle. She was also taken to DHMC at the time with life threatening injuries. Her daughter suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

- By Nicholas Handy