A New Hampshire man faces drunk driving and other charges after crashing his car into several concrete barriers on Interstate 93 Tuesday morning with an 8-month-old baby in the back.
Nathan Rabbitt, 35, of Laconia, is charged with impaired driving, endangering the well-being of a child, operating after a suspension and disobeying an officer.
A passenger in her car, Cassandra Thomas, 32, from Laconia, is also accused of endangering the well-being of a child.
State Police said they received several reports at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday of a car driving erratically on I-93 north in the Hooksett Toll Plaza area. Several callers reported that the vehicle crashed into concrete barriers and a railing at least twice before soldiers could locate it near Interstate 89 Junction.
As state soldiers attempted to get behind the car, they said it crashed into another concrete barrier and then turned 360 degrees. It took a long time for the driver to stop at first, but the soldiers were eventually able to stop the car in the parking lot of the Irvin gas station on Route 3A, near the Concord / Bow city line.
Stopping the vehicle, the soldier discovered an 8 month old baby in the back seat. Thomas and the child were taken to Concord Hospital as a precaution and the baby was then placed in the care of a family member.
Rabbitt was held in Merrimack County Jail pending arraignment in Concord District Court on Wednesday.