Three people were hospitalized after a multi-car wreck in north Charlotte Saturday evening.

The crash was reported just after 7 p.m. in the 400 block of W. Sugar Creek Road, about a half mile from the intersection of North Tryon and Sugar Creek.

According to police, the driver was impaired and crossed the median, striking four vehicles in the process.

Three people were transported to area hospitals with potentially life-threatening injuries.  One of the three people taken to the hospital was the drunk driver who caused the crash.  He is reportedly in intensive care in Carolinas Medical Center Main.

Officials say the driver will be facing a slew of charges once he has been released from the hospital.  Witnesses say the driver was so intoxicated he could barely stand.

Police across the nation are cracking down on drunk driving.  And there’s good reason for this trend since the NHTSA found that 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010.  There is always a better option than driving while impaired.  Call the DUI Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower if you or a loved one is involved in a serious accident.  You can speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.