YORK – York police have charged a man with drunken driving and carrying a concealed weapon. He was found disoriented near his crashed car, with a machete hidden against his back beneath his clothing, the handle protruding from his collar, according to police.

Police said they were called to Route 1 at Mountain Road at 8:23 a.m. today for a report of a man acting suspiciously. They found Mark E. Pothier, 35 of Pepperell, Mass., who had crashed a 1997 Toyota into a stand of trees a short distance up the road.

Pothier resisted efforts to take him into custody, police said, but was eventually handcuffed. That’s when an officer found the 17-inch machete, police said.

Pothier is scheduled to appear in York District Court Aug. 5.

The car sustained about $5,000 in damage.


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