HUDSON, N.H. -- A Hudson man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he allegedly drove into an oncoming lane of traffic and striking a vehicle, landing himself and three others in the hospital on Thursday night.
Police arrested Kevin Rodonis, 42, and charged with felony-level aggravated driving while intoxicated. Rodonis was released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court in Nashua on May 29.
Kevin Rodonis and his passenger, Robin Rodonis, 39, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. Lisa Santiago, 40, of Londonderry, who was driving the other car involved in the accident, and her 11-year-old daughter sustained minor injuries.
Hudson police and fire dresponded to a report of a vehicle rollover with entrapment near Derry Street and Tracy Lane intersection about 8:40 p.m. on Thursday. Officers found a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck lying on its roof along the northbound break down lane of Derry Street, according to police. The rescue crew used the Jaws of Life to extricate Kevin and Robin Rodonis from the truck. They identified Kevin Rodonis as the driver.
The officers also found a 2011 Infiniti M37X down an embankment along the northbound lane of Derry Street. They determined that Santiago was driving north on Derry Street when struck by Rodonis' truck. Police believe Rodonis was driving south on Perry Street before driving into the oncoming lane.
Kevin Rodonis was first transported to the Med Center in Nashua and then to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Robin Rodonis was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua. It is not clear whether the Rodonises were wearing seatbelts, according to police.
Santiago and her daughter, who were wearing the seatbelts, were transported to St. Joseph's hospital for evaluation.