DUI Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Rancho Cordova Home

A family got a rude awakening early Monday morning when a minivan crashed into their home, causing substantial damage.

KCRA in Sacramento reports that the crash happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. in a residential neighborhood around Ambassador Way and McGregor when the minivan driver launched through the residence’s front yard, becoming airborne and landing on top of the garage.

The 20-year-old male driver and a 19-year-old passenger were trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment and was later arrested on suspicion of DUI. The 19-year-old man was uninjured in the crash.

Authorities say that the three people who were inside the home at the time were unharmed in the incident. However, a vintage Mercedes Benz being housed in the garage for a friend suffered significant damage.

Sgt Amar Gandhi with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said that incidents like this are so easily prevented.

“Uber might cost you ten bucks to get home,” Sgt. Gandhi said. “To cause this kind of havoc on people that are just simply trying to get to bed and go about their day just isn’t worth it. Call Uber, call a friend, anybody. Just try not to drive drunk.”

Gas and water were turned off until inspectors could determine whether the rest of the house was structurally sound. 

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