Felony DWI charge results from bypass accident

LACONIA — A local woman has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated after the car she was driving crossed the center line of the Laconia Bypass at 1:18 a.m. Saturday and stuck another car.

Police said Tara Avery, 29, of Laconia and the driver of the other car, Ashley Hart, 21, also of Laconia were both taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital.

Avery was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center due to the seriousness of her injuries.

The initial investigation showed that Avery was headed southbound and Hart was headed northbound. Police closed the bypass while they investigated.

In January of 2011, Avery pleaded guilty in Laconia District Court to one count of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol after being stopped on Laconia Road by Belmont Police.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252.