Early this morning, a Raleigh-area resident heard an extremely loud sound on the first floor of his two-story Apex house.
When he went downstairs, he found the source of the noise: a pick-up truck had plowed through a wall of the house and come to a stop inside. The 22-year-old driver now faces a DWI charge, law enforcement officials said.
The driver of the Ford pick-up is accused of slamming his vehicle into the house shortly before 3 o’clock this morning.
The Apex man is also accused of clipping a nearby house and a natural gas line. Fortunately, no one was injured in the crashes.
Gas company crews arrived later to shut off the gas leak and allow evacuated residents to return to their homes in the immediate vicinity of the incident.
The driver was hit with a number of serious charges: driving while intoxicated, careless and reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident were among the accusations filed by police.
Some witnesses described the incident as sounding “like a loud explosion,” a report said.
One woman said she heard the crash and went outside, where she said the scene appeared to be like something out of a movie.
A giant hole had been knocked into one side of the house and debris was strewn across the yard.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can sit down with a suspect in similar circumstances and discuss viable legal options, including effective defenses, negotiations with prosecutors, treatment programs and other alternatives.
Source: WNCN, “1 charged after truck slams into house in Apex, hits gas line,” Nov. 6, 2013