Phoenix police said the driver of this van appeared to be intoxicated after it slammed into a home early Tuesday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Police said the driver of a van appeared to be impaired after he crashed through the front of a Phoenix home Tuesday morning.
A family of three living in the home escaped injury when the 40-year-old driver ran a van through a wooden fence, struck a vehicle and fruit trees and became lodged in the family's home.
Police estimated the van was going 40 mph when it struck the home near 14th Street and Northern Avenue about 2:30 a.m.
The family said the van crashed into an area that included the dining room and living room that had recently been used by an ill family member to sleep. No one was in the room when it was struck, police said.
The van also missed family pets that were in their crates, though the pets were peppered with broken glass, police said.
One family member said he didn't know what happened until he walked outside.
The family said the driver was trying to get out of the van but had difficulty. They said he appeared to be intoxicated.
A DUI van was at the scene, and the driver was being tested, police said.
The driver suffered some bumps and minor cuts, police said.
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