Wolfeboro Crash

A car is perched on a steep embankment on Elm Street in Wolfeboro Sunday evening after the driver failed to round a sharp curve and went off the road. The driver, Zachary Lafleur, 18, of Wolfeboro, was arrested for DUI-drugs. (Courtesy photo/Wolfeboro PD)

WOLFEBORO — A local man has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he failed to round a sharp curve and crashed his car Sunday evening.

Wolfeboro police said Zachary A. Lafleur, 18, of Wolfeboro, was driving his car on Elm Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday when he crossed into the opposite lane and crashed into an embankment, ending up in the front yard of 35 Elm St.

Lafleur told Wolfeboro Police Officer Christopher Dustin that he was unfamiliar with the road and did not realize there was a sharp corner in the road the crashed occurred, according to police.

According to a statement released to the media, Dustin was suspicious of Lafleur’s explanation and after talking to him further learned that Lafleur and recently smoked marijuana. “Field sobriety tests showed conclusive evidence of drug impairment,” the statement said.

Lafleur was arrested on a charge of DUI-drugs. He was transported to the Carroll County Jail to be processed and bailed, pending his arraignment scheduled for Jan. 9 in Third Circuit Court-District Division-Ossipee.

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