Solomon Law Firm
Free Consultation/No Fee IF No recovery

Man drives wrong direction on I-93 for ten miles

A Massachusetts man was recently pulled over in New Hampshire for driving the wrong way on Interstate 93. According to, Joe Vargas drove from the Massachusetts border to Londonderry, New Hampshire, before he was finally stopped by New Hampshire State Police troopers.

Multiple people reported the wrong-way driver

The police received several calls about a driver going on the wrong on the interstate around midnight on Mar. 25. The troopers approached his vehicle from the north and stopped other vehicles as they drew closer to Vargas. The law enforcement officers decided to stop him before he reached a part of the highway where shoulder barriers make it hard for other vehicles to pull over. They stopped Vargas just south of Exit 4.

Vargas was driving while impaired

He was taken to jail, but released after his bail was posted. Vargas is charged with felony reckless driving, possession and transportation of narcotics and driving while intoxicated.

One-fifth of weekend drivers have drugs in their systems

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a roadside survey found 20 percent of nighttime weekend drivers tested positive for drugs. Drugs, along with alcohol, hurt a driver's ability to drive safely because these substances impair judgement, coordination and reaction times. After using drugs or alcohol, people’s judgement becomes impaired which makes it harder to judge whether they are impaired.

Over-the-counter drugs can also impair driving ability

NHTSA states use of cocaine or methamphetamine causes drivers to act more aggressively and reckless. Even over-the-counter medication can pose a danger to drivers. Some medications cause drowsiness or other dangerous side effects.

If you were in an accident with an impaired driver, you can hold that driver accountable for his or her negligent actions. Serious injuries may require expensive treatment and recovery time. You do not need to suffer in silence for someone else’s poor choice. It may be time to explore your legal options.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Honors & Memberships

  • AMHP | 2018
  • AAJ
  • 10 BEST | AIPIA
  • BBB
  • ABA
  • Martindale Hubbell | Distinguished | Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement 2019
  • Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards | Distinguished | Peter M. Solomon | The Distinguidhed rating is earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource. Martindale- Hubbel | 2019
email us for a response

Experienced Lawyers Serving Southern New Hampshire

Do not face difficult legal issues alone. Turn to Solomon Law Firm for representation you can trust to always fight for your best interests. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 877-LAW-HELP (877-529-4357) or contact us online.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Three Convenient Locations

We have offices in Londonderry, Manchester and Bedford to serve the needs of people throughout New Hampshire.

Main Office
One Buttrick Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Toll Free: 877-529-4357
Fax: 603-434-5335
Londonderry Law Office Map

36 Salmon Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Toll Free: 877-529-4357
Fax: 603-434-5335
Manchester Law Office Map

15 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

Toll Free: 877-529-4357
Fax: 603-434-5335
Bedford Law Office Map