WINCHESTER — A Hinsdale resident was charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash early Friday morning that left him with serious injuries.
Shortly after 3 a.m., first responders extricated 36-year-old Scott C. Tommila from a vehicle that hit a tree off Old Westport Road, according to a post on the Winchester Police Department’s Facebook page Saturday.
Police Chief Mike T. Tollett confirmed Sunday that Tommila, the driver, was the only person in the vehicle.
Tommila's mother, Donna Clark, said he was taken from Cheshire Medical Center to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Friday with injuries including six broken ribs, skull fractures, a punctured lung, a broken femur and a broken hip. Clark said her son had surgery Sunday for his femur and hip injuries, with more procedures scheduled.
While at Cheshire Medical Center, the police department’s Facebook post says, Tommila was charged with negligent operation, driving after a license suspension and DWI, subsequent offense. The latter means Tommila has been convicted of a previous DWI, Tollett said, though he didn’t have details because he said it didn’t occur in Winchester.
Tommila was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear Jan. 22 in 8th Circuit Court in Keene.
This article was changed to update Scott Tommila's injuries with information from Donna Clark.