Suspected drunk driver crashes into Menifee home

0
353

MENIFEE (CNS) – A vehicle driven by a 19-year-old suspected drunken driver plowed into a Menifee residence today, but no one was injured, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

Gage Austin of Menifee was arrested and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of driving under the influence following the early-morning crash, according to Sgt. Steve Staton.

Austin was going through the intersection of Connecticut Drive and La Bertha Lane when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, which struck the front of a residence on Connecticut shortly before 2 a.m., Staton said.

The extent of damage to the property was not specified, but it was not declared unsafe.

Staton said deputies arrived soon after the crash and took Austin into custody without a struggle.