Mar 27, 2016 8:50 AM

Hooksett man hits utility pole, charged with DWI

HOOKSETT - A man who drove head-on into a utility pole early Sunday morning has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

George Kimionakis, 63, of Hooksett, was spotted by police pulling out of Chantilly's Restaurant and Pub just after 2:30 a.m. The officer said he saw the car head north on Hooksett Road then hit the pole while trying to make a right turn onto Silver Avenue.

When police went to investigate, Kimionakis had gotten out the vehicle and police said it was apparent he was intoxicated. Police say he agreed to a field sobriety test and was arrested for DWI. He was not injured in the crash.

The telephone pole did not suffer major damage but it was checked out by Eversource and deemed safe.

Kimionakis was released on on $1,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Hooksett District Court on April 12.

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