Feb 15, 2016 2:42 PM

Police: Laconia man flees scene after crashing into utility pole while driving under influence

LACONIA - Police said a man was arrested after he crashed into a utility pole Sunday night while he was driving under the influence.

Police responded to the scene at Province Road near the Belmont town line after the crash caused a road blockage and the driver fled the scene.

The Jeep's owner, Stephen Azotea, 48 of Laconia, was later found and arrested for conduct after an accident and DUI.

Azotea was released and is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 25.

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