DUI Motorist Crashes Into a Home in San Jose

NBC News reports that a San Jose family was jolted awake when a car crashed into their home late Monday night.

The San Jose Police Department said the crash happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. north of Downtown San Jose in the 1200 Block of Second Street in the residential Hyde Park neighborhood.

San Jose Firefighters were also called to the scene to find a red older model Ford Mustang had crashed into a house and a tree, causing significant damage to the dwelling. 

Investigators were initially uncertain what caused the crash or if there were injuries related to the accident. Fortunately for the family inside the home, however, no one was injured. 

Police suspected that the unidentified driver of the Mustang may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he lost control of his vehicle. 

After being interviewed by police, he was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. The driver became immediately combative and struck out at firefighters and paramedics in an attempt to free himself. Police officers placed the suspect in restraints so he could be transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

Authorities confirmed that the man has since been arrested and charged.

This crash occurred during the California Highway Patrol’s Maximum Enforcement Period for the July 4th holiday. The agency said that during the 4th of July holiday last year, more than 1,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence on California streets and highways.

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