Driver arrested for DWI after collision with state trooper in Wolfeboro

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WOLFEBORO — A two-vehicle crash involving a New Hampshire State Police cruiser led to the arrest of a Wolfeboro woman for driving while intoxicated this morning, authorities said.

The collision occurred at 8:23 a.m. today on Route 28 when Diane Alger, 71, failed to yield to Trooper Nathan Cobis’s cruiser as she pulled out from Northline Road, according to State Police.

Cobis, assigned to the Troop E barracks in Tamworth, had his emergency lights activated while attempting to stop another vehicle when the crash with Alger’s Chevrolet SUV happened.

Alger told investigators she had consumed alcohol prior to the crash.

She was taken into custody by the Wolfeboro Police Department and transported to Huggins Hospital for a DWI blood test.

She did not sustain injuries in the collision.

Trooper Cobis was also taken to Huggins Hospital for evaluation of injuries sustained in the crash.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

State Police are seeking witnesses or anyone with information to assist in the investigation.

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