A local family was startled one evening late last month as their home suddenly shook.
When the homeowner went outside to investigate, he found a car resting against the house and “a trail of damage behind,” says a release issued by the Nelson Police Department.
The homeowner checked on the driver and had him exit the car while police were called.
When officers arrived they took the 18-year-old male into custody, as it was immediately apparent that he had been drinking alcohol. Police say he became belligerent toward officers as he was quickly transported to NPD cells where he spent the night.
The young man was charged with impaired driving and driving with more than 80 Mg percent alcohol in his system.
“It is very lucky that no one inside the home, a pedestrian walking by or the driver was injured,” says the release issued about the March 24 incident.
The driver is schedule to appear in Nelson courts June 11 to answer to the charges.