WOLFEBORO — A Wolfeboro man was arrested on June 6 after driving through town with a ladder strapped sideways across the back of his pickup truck. The ladder extended into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck another car.
The driver of the other vehicle drew the attention of a Wolfeboro police cruiser parked at the First Baptist Church nearby by honking its horn. After turning onto Center Street and following the vehicle that had honked, the police officer turned on his emergency lights and followed the pickup truck from the Wright Museum to the Three Sisters Country Store, where it parked.
After a brief investigation, the operator of the truck, identified as David Bernier, 52, of Wolfeboro was arrested for DWI, operating after suspension, having an open container of alcohol in the truck, habitual offender, conduct after an accident, and violating probation.
Bernier was taken to the Carroll County Jail and ordered to appear in Third Circuit Court in Ossipee on July 11.