Police say 4 car crash on Rte. 104 in Meredith caused by impaired driver

MEREDITH — Police arrested a Rhode Island man who is charged with being impaired and who allegedly caused a four-car chain reaction accident alone Route 104 last night.
Meredith Police responded to the call around 6 p.m. and said Ronald Poirier, 61, of North Providence failed to stop in time to prevent hitting the third of three cars that were stopped at the red light at the intersection of Route 104 and Pease Road.
He said each car crashed into the cars before it but fortunately no one was seriously injured and no one needed to be taken to the hospital.
Poirier's car was towed and his dog was place in the the pound until Poirier is release from Belknap County Jail.
Cpl. John Eichhorn said Poirer was given personal recognizance bail and will be allowed to leave jail when he is fit to drive. He was given a court date and will appear at some point in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division.