A Ledyard man was arrested after a fiery head-on crash Saturday and police said he admitted to drinking alcohol.
Police said 23-year-old Samuel J. McGrath, of Ledyard, crossed over the double yellow lines on Gallup Hill Road at Meetinghouse Lane and hit a pickup that two people were in.
Officers noted a strong smell of alcohol and said McGrath admitted to having consumed alcohol. When he was asked to perform field tests, he could not perform to standard and was arrested, according to police.
McGrath was charged with DUI and failure to drive right.
He was and released on a $1,000 bond and is due in court on Aug. 7.