Guilty Plea in Salem Crash: Driver Admits Responsibility for Drinking-Related Incident


Brentwood, N.H.- After a regrettable incident in which a driver crashed into a tree in Salem, causing serious injuries to his two passengers, Andrew Dzioba, 21, has entered a guilty plea. Dzioba, who was 19 years old at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated driving and two counts of reckless conduct on Friday morning. He is set to spend the next two years behind bars.

According to prosecutors, Dzioba had consumed alcohol at the Happy Crab restaurant, along with one of his passengers, who was 18 years old. Court documents indicate that the two were served over a dozen drinks over the course of two hours.

Judge David Ruoff remarked, "Very rarely do I have someone come up before me that's never been in trouble before." Dzioba's attorney, John Fraser, stated that his client takes full responsibility for his actions and expressed a profound wish to reverse the course of events.

"He is incredibly sorry and remorseful for what happened," Fraser emphasized. "If he could go back in time and change what happened to the young ladies who were in his car to himself, he happily would, but he can't do that."

Judge Ruoff characterized Dzioba's actions as a "terribly youthful mistake," implying that the incident stemmed from a lapse in judgment due to his age.