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January 20, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 20, 2013 — Felony arrest

MALONE — A Owls Head man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after his car went off a Belmont road early Saturday morning.

Malone-based State Troopers arrested John R. Chase, 45, at 2:30 a.m. Saturday after his car went off County Route 27 in the Town of Belmont and struck a tree.

Chase was charged with felony driving while intoxicated for having a  a conviction within 10 years, and felony aggravated unlicensed operation. He was also charged with a misdemeanor of using a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device, as well as numerous other traffic infractions.

He was arraigned in Malone Town Court before Town Justice Cositore and was sent to the Franklin County jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Chase is scheduled to appear in the Town of Belmont Court Jan. 28 to answer the charge.

Chase was not injured in the collision.

— By Contributing Writer Shawn Ryan

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