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Police: Driver in fatal Jaffrey crash was drunk

JAFFREY - A Rindge woman faces drunk driving charges after a fatal crash Friday night killed a local man.

Daniel Peard, 34, of Jaffrey, died of his injuries after Nichole Oates, 34, of Rindge, crashed a 2012 Ford F-150 into a tree on Fitzwilliam Road about 10:45 p.m., according to police.

Oates is being held at Cheshire County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned today.

An investigation by state and local authorities is ongoing and additional charges could be forthcoming.

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