On Thursday, Poirier illustrated his point by sharing a story about officer Dana Littlefield.
A few weeks ago, Littlefield
, who was driving on Route 16, was T-boned by another vehicle that was exiting Route 41.
The other driver admitted he
was not paying attention and was actually reading a letter when he
hit Littlefield's cruiser.
Because of the policy, Poirier had to take Littlefield
to Huggins Hospital
in Wolfeboro for a drug test even though Littlefield
wasn't at fault.
said people in the community heard about the incident by listening to their scanners.
felt uncomfortable sitting at the hospital while in uniform as the chief made arrangements to have him tested.
"The rumor mill started and I got a bunch of phone calls after I got out of the hospital," said Littlefield