Officials in Hudson, New Hampshire, needed the Jaws of Life to free a 20-year-old driver who crashed into a tree, seriously injuring himself and a 15-year-old passenger before being arrested for aggravated DWI.
Firefighters worked for an hour early Saturday morning to extricate John Lloyd of Pelham.
Lloyd, who will face charges at a later date, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, Hudson Police said.
The passenger in the front seat, who was not named by officials, was also seriously injured.
Police say two other people were in the back seat of the Dodge Stratus when it struck the tree on Wason Road near Burns Hill Road.
Hudson Police are continuing to investigate and say the passengers may be charged.