LYNDEBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) – New charges are likely against a man who showed up drunk at a Lyndeborough wedding and injured the groom Saturday, police said.

Brian Lithgow, 43, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., ended up driving his car over the groom’s foot, police said.

Cpl. Mike Jeha, Lyndeborough police patrol supervisor, said Michelle Brady organized the wedding as a surprise for Sean Brady, now her husband. He said the investigation into Lithgow’s conduct is continuing.

Police Chief James Basinas said Lithgow drove up and down the road in his truck, drunk and angry. He said the groom stopped him to ask him to leave, but Lithgow didn’t until he ran over the groom’s foot with his truck.

Lithgow was charged with assault, drunken driving and driving with a suspended license. He was released on $1,500 bond and is staying in Peterborough, N.H., until his Sept. 14 court date. Jeha didn’t detail the new charges Lithgow could face.

“He was out of control,” Basinas said. “He was making gestures toward the women at the wedding. They asked him to leave. He wouldn’t leave. There was a problem because there were children and an elderly person there.”

Police said Lithgow was described as a friend of a friend of a guest.

“It’s an unfortunate thing, something I don’t think anybody that’s getting married would want to see happen,” Basinas said. “It just disrupts the whole wedding party and the plans they’d made for the day.”

Emergency workers examined Sean Brady, who refused more treatment. The couple is honeymooning in Jamaica.

“He was determined to make it to his honeymoon, and that’s what he did,” Basinas said.



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