Motorcyclist charged with DWI after crash on Lake Street

GILFORD — A Massachusetts motorcyclist was charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly made a left-hand turn in front of a car traveling toward Weirs Beach on Lake Street yesterday morning.
Field Training Officer Doug Wall said Joseph Moriarty, 46, of West Boylston, Mass. was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
The woman driving the car was uninjured. He said police got the call at 11:24 a.m.
Wall said both the car and the motorcycle were minimally damaged. Traffic was slowed in both directions however Lake Street was kept open while emergency crews tended to Moriarty.

CAPTION (Lake Street Accident) Emergency crews tend to a motorcyclist who was charged with DWI after turning in front of the driver of the car seen in the foreground. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)