Two people were hospitalized after a multi-car crash on Route 128 north on the Beverly-Wenham line Thursday night, according to state police.

Police responded to the crash, which took place between exits 17 (Grapevine Road) and 18 (Essex Street), around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.  

State police confirmed that Beverly fire and EMS arrived on the scene and two people were brought to Beverly Hospital for treatment. 

Police said one person, whose name was not released Thursday evening, was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

Police radio reports indicated that four vehicles were involved in the crash, but state police could not confirm that number Thursday evening. Wenham police deferred all comment to state police.

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