A number of people in their home in Ohio got the surprise of a lifetime when a truck left the road and smashed into the house.
Per the Ohio State Police, the truck was driving down County Road 1 in South Point at about 11 p.m. on Friday, May 31. It is unclear how it crashed into the home, but pictures from the scene show the white pickup with its lights still on, sitting behind a fence and jammed at an angle under a black Jeep Wrangler and against the wall of the house. The windows and siding on the house appear heavily damaged, with holes in the wall. The truck's back tires are in the air as a tow truck moves into position.
After the crash, the authorities did talk to the people in the house and brought some of them to the hospital, though they are thought to be doing well, and this move was described as a precaution.
The driver of the pickup, whose name was not initially released to the press, was a 31-year-old man. He is from Ironton. The authorities believe that he was intoxicated, and so they arrested him at the scene.
In a situation like this, it's very important for those who are facing legal charges to make sure they understand all of their rights and defense options. OVI charges are always something that could have a drastic impact on the rest of a person's life, especially after a crash that causes significant property damage and may even have injured some of those involved.