- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - The lawyer for a teenager indicted on charges he had been drinking and smoking marijuana after striking two women last year in Hampton Beach is challenging a rule that allows the state to round up his blood-alcohol content.

Remi Gross-Santos was 18 when he was charged with second-degree assault and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The accident happened in June.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/16m4VTh) test results provided by the state show Gross-Santos’ blood-alcohol content was .017. An administrative rule allows the Division of Motor Vehicles to round that up to .02, reaching the threshold necessary to suspend his license.

DMV officials have said while the logic of the argument is clear, “the applicable law requires a different finding.”

Defense lawyer Andrew Cotrupi is arguing for a change.

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