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Sep 22, 2016 7:37 AM

'Distracted driver' hits utility pole; power lines fall dangerously low to road


LACONIA — A "distracted driver" crashed into utility pole causing power lines to hang dangerously low over the road on Messer Street in Laconia.

Police arrived at the incident at about 7:01 p.m. on Wednesday. The driver was the only person in the car and was treated at the scene by the Laconia Fire Department.

Preliminary investigations indicated that "distracted driving" played a role in the crash, according to police.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has additional information is asked to contact Officer Benoit of the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.

The police have not released the identity of the driver.

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