A Massachusetts man who admitted to drinking for hours before rear ending a semi on I-91 at a high rate of speed is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Early Morning Crash Leaves Three Injured
The crash happened in the northbound lane of I-91 near Exit 3 around 2:30 Saturday morning when a 2003 Audi A4 driven by 23 year old Adam Hugabone rear ended a semi and became partially wedged underneath.
When police asked Hugabone what happened, he reportedly claimed that he tried to pass a semi on the right when the truck changed lanes, causing the collision. However, police say that the evidence from the crash site suggests otherwise.
Troopers say that Hugabone reeked of alcohol. When they asked him if he had been drinking, he replied “all day.” Police say that he had been drinking all day and night at a house party in Connecticut but believed he was sober enough to drive home.
Hugabone and a female passenger were both seriously injured in the crash and transported to the hospital. Hugabone’s ear was partially severed and he suffered a concussion in the crash. The female passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle with the jaws of life. She is still in the intensive care unit.
The 58 year old truck driver involved in the crash was also transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
Man Enters “Not Guilty” Plea To Serious Charges
Hugabone has pled not guilty to charges of driving under the influence of liquor, speeding, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Based on his five page arrest record which includes 25 convictions since he turned 18, along with the circumstances of the crash, the judge set Hugabone’s bail at $50,000.