Police said a Concord man was impaired on a “controlled substance” during a three-car collision that seriously injured a family of five Saturday, Nov. 2.

Police said 30-year-old Andrew Michael Mathews has been charged with driving while impaired, four counts of felony serious injury by vehicle and possession of heroin.

After Mathews was released from a hospital, he was arrested and taken to the Cabarrus County Jail. He is held under a $150,000 bond.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Warren C. Coleman Boulevard near Main Street in Concord.

Police said a 2001 Ford operated by Mathews was headed north on Warren C. Coleman Boulevard when it crossed the center line and struck a 1999 Jeep.

Police said Mathews corrected the vehicle and again crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a 2013 Nissan, which was occupied by a family of five.

Police said all five suffered severe injuries, and one was airlifted to a local trauma center.

Four of the five family members remain hospitalized, according to police.

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