Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Into Fryeburg Monument

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Fryeburg, ME – A Maine woman was injured after she crashed into the John Stevens Monument in Fryeburg. Authorities said that at 12:30 Saturday morning 68-year-old Dianne Beausoliel of Denmark drove her Toyota Rav 4 into the John Stevens Memorial located at the intersection of Main Street and Portland Street.

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Beausoliel was transported to Bridgton Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police charged her with operating under the influence and reckless conduct.

Fyreburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said “Witnesses say the vehicle accelerated and swerved into the monument without braking. We have submitted a blood sample from the operator to determine her blood alcohol level. My investigating officers had probable cause to believe the operator was impaired.”


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Chief Potvin added that “We believe the 28 ton granite monument is still stable however, it has shifted clockwise approximately three inches due to the impact.”.

He also said “Town officials are obtaining estimates on the damage to the monument and that cost is unknown at this time.”.