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Suspected DUI driver crashes car into home

Posted on February 1, 2014

Suspected DUI driver crashes car into home

A suspected drunk driver crashed his vehicle into an Orange County home, according to police. The accident happened early Wednesday morning just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Jacaranda Ave. and Myrtlewood St. in Costa Messa.

The driver of the car, 25-year-old Lawrence Smith allegedly failed to make a turn, crashing through the wall between the  homeowner’s master bedroom and a spare bedroom.

“It was a loud noise and when I woke up, it was just debris and dust everywhere,” Don Vanderwal said in an interview with CBS Los Angeles. “Honestly, I thought it was an earthquake and the house was falling apart.”

Vanderwal’s wife, 44, suffered minor facial lacerations. She was taken to Hoag Hospital.

There was a passenger in Smith’s car, a 24-year-old male, who was also injured and transported to Western Medical Center for treatment of chest pains.

Smith, of Costa Mesa, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, according to police officials. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

“I’m angry. Obviously a few feet, one way or another, and my wife or I or my kids could be dead right now,” said Vanderwal.

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Source: CBS Los Angeles

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