Drunk drivers are a problem on roads and frequently cause severe car crashes that result in personal injuries and property damage. A drunk driver may walk away from a car accident with only a few bruises while responsible motorists lose their lives. Drunk drivers are also a problem for residents who are not driving. A drunk driver is more likely to hit a pedestrian or go off road and cause property damage.
One Odessa homeowner was unexpectedly part of a drunk driving accident when a drunk Newark woman drove across a long yard and plowed into a home. The crash occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday after the 32-year-old woman drifted onto the east shoulder of Old State Road near Old Corbitt Road. The woman overcorrected her Volvo after drifting and spun out of control, The News Journal reports.
The Volvo skidded off the west edge of Old State Road, traveled across a 100 foot lawn and then slammed into the home. The Volvo flew into the garage of the home backwards. The master bedroom of the home was on top of the garage but no one other than the driver suffered personal injuries because no one was home at the time of the crash.
Authorities later declared the home uninhabitable. It is unclear how long the repairs of the home will take before its inhabitants can move back in.
The Newark woman was taken to Christiana Hospital by paramedics and treated for minor injuries. Authorities charged the woman for drunk driving, speeding, and failing to have proof of insurance.