Lakes Region Police Officer Arrested For DUI After Bank Of NH Pavilion Parking Lot Crash

LACONIA, NH — A police officer from the Lakes Region has a date in court next month on a drunken driving charge after a crash in the parking lot of Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford in late May.

Anna Doherty, 25, of Smith Hill Road in Franklin, was arrested on May 25 on a single misdemeanor count after police were sent to the concert venue for an incident. Gilford police did not release the investigatory report about the incident. However, an online arrest log stated officers had been sent to Meadowbrook Lane around 11 p.m. for a report of a motor vehicle accident in the venue’s parking lot. A case summary filing in Laconia District Court noted Doherty was reportedly driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at the time of the arrest.

She was released on personal recognizance bail on May 26. Doherty entered a plea of not guilty on June 3. A complaint was accepted for filing on June 10, and a trial is booked for Aug. 29, according to court records.

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According to posts on the Meredith Police Association Facebook page, Doherty was a police officer with the Meredith Police Department at the time of the arrest. While other police personnel, including patrol officers, are listed as employed on the town’s website, she is currently not. Last month, the association’s Facebook page shared a callout for new police officers for the department.

Meredith Police Chief Michael Harper did not return an email asking about her employment status.
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According to the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes posted online, Doherty began her career working for the Northfield Police Department in July 2021.

According to the venue’s website, Parker McCollum, a country singer-songwriter was booked to perform that night.

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