A Chelsea man was drunk when he crashed his vehicle into a disabled car, which then hit two people on the side of Route 1 in Revere, officials said.
Nicholas Schaeneman, 27, was driving a 2012 Honda Civic south on the highway when the crash occurred around 2:10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection with Route 60, State Police said in a statement. He allegedly struck a 2001 Honda Civic disabled on the side of the road.
The impact pushed the disabled car into two people standing nearby: a Lynn woman, 20, who was the driver of the Honda and a Roslindale man, 39, who had stopped to help her.
The man suffered serious injuries, and the woman suffered minor injuries, State Police said. Both were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Schaeneman allegedly registered a 0.2 on a portable blood alcohol test, Wark said.
Troopers said they found two small opened bottles of vodka in the Civic.
Schaeneman was arraigned Monday in Chelsea District Court on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney. Schaeneman pleaded not guilty.
Judge Michael Patten set bail at $15,000 .