Fryeburg police: Woman's blood alcohol level twice legal limit in crash – Press Herald

FRYEBURG — A Denmark woman who crashed her sport utility vehicle into a historic monument last month was driving with a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit, Fryeburg police said.

Police Chief Joshua Potvin said 68-year-old Dianne Beausoliel’s blood alcohol content was .16 percent when she drove her Toyota Rav 4 into the John Stevens Monument at Main and Portland streets.

Potvin said .16 is twice the legal limit of .08. Police collected the sample more than two hours after the crash early on June 24. Beausoliel was transported to Bridgton Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

She was charged with operating under the influence and reckless conduct and is scheduled to appear in Bridgton Court on Aug. 15.

Potvin said town officials are working on obtaining an estimate for what it could cost to repair damage to the monument. The 28-ton granite monument, which was erected in 1902, is stable, but did shift a few inches as a result of the SUV striking it.

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