NH Supreme Court upholds conviction of teen who hit 2 people after party
PORTSMOUTH - The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld the second-degree assault conviction of a former Portsmouth High School student.
Remi Gross-Santos was convicted of assault and transporting alcohol as a minor. Police arrested him after he struck two women with his car the morning after a graduation party in 2014. Gross-Santos said he fell asleep at the wheel, but the state has maintained that alcohol played a role in the crash.
An attorney for Gross-Santos appealed to the state's highest court Thursday. It was one of two cases heard in front of a crowd at Bishop Guertin High School during the "On the Road" series.
Gross-Santos was given a suspended sentence and ordered to perform community service.
He received no jail time but appealed to the state's highest court to remove his status as a felon.