Published DateGILFORD — Three Massachusetts men ran afoul of the police early Saturday morning after doing deliberate "fishtails" in the parking lot of the China Bistro restaurant.
Lt. Jim Leach said Nicholas C. Mastropietro, 30, of 19 Stone Road in Wilmington, Mass. was charged with driving while intoxicated and negligent driving for misuse of power.
One of Mastropietro two passengers, David W. Hawkes, 29, of Lowell, Mass. was charged with transporting alcoholic beverages (open container) and possession of controlled drugs.
The other, Derek J. Pollinger, 33, of 145 Columbia Road in Lowell, Mass. was charged with transporting alcohol beverages (open container) and resisting arrest.
Leach said all three were brought to Belknap County House of Corrections where they were later released on personal recognizance bail.
He said the tip of the erratic driving came earlier in the evening from someone near McDonalds Restaurant in Laconia who saw the Brown Ford Explorer headed east toward Gilford.
Leach said the arrests took place during the height of the weekend Nor'Easter.