Driver strikes pole on Church Street

LACONIA— A stretch of Church Street was closed to traffic for about half-an-hour Tuesday after a car struck a utility pole near the Genesis Behavorial Health building shortly before 7:30 p.m.

The driver, Rozanna Bushnell, 31, of Laconia, who was alone in the vehicle, was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Her car suffered severe front-end damage and air bags deployed.

Sergeant Al Graton of the Laconia Police said that Bushnell was not impaired, nor did excessive speed contribute to the accident.