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Police: Wrong-way driver had drugs on him, was under the influence

June 04. 2015 10:51PM

Devin Levensailor 

DUNBARTON — Police said a man who drove on the wrong side of Stark Highway North on Thursday morning, forcing other vehicles off the road, was carrying drugs and driving under the influence.

Police responded to Stark Highway North at Devil Steps Road at 8:42 a.m. after receiving multiple reports of a commercial utility vehicle in the wrong lane forcing oncoming drivers to swerve off the road. One of the witnesses, an off-duty police officer, assisted with stopping the vehicle and apprehending the driver.

Devin Levensailor, 29, of Stark Highway North, Dunbarton, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, second offense, transporting drugs in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and three counts of possession of a controlled drug.

Police said they found a hypodermic needle, marijuana, lorazepam, methadone and drug paraphernalia in Levensailor’s possession.

Bail was set at $3,500 personal recognizance. Levensailor was released to the custody of an sober adult and is scheduled to be arraigned June 22 in the 6th Circuit–Concord District Court.

Police said the incident remains under investigation and additional charges may be filed.

Dunbarton police were assisted by the Bow Police Department and a drug recognition expert with the New Hampshire State Police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Police Chief Daniel Sklut or Sgt. Christopher Remillard at (603) 774-5500.

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