Police: Newtown Man Arrested After Truck Crashes Through Home
A local man has been arrested after police say he crashed his truck through the side of a home.
According to the Newtown Police Department, dispatch received a 911 call just after midnight on Friday night / Saturday morning (February 1) from a resident reporting that their house had "fallen down."
When officers arrived to the home on Church Hill Road, they discovered that a Ford F-350 pickup truck had apparently collided with the side of the structure.
Police say the truck was headed west on Church Hill Road when the operator reportedly lost control. The truck reportedly smashed right through the northwest corner of the home, taking out two exterior walls, a stone wall outside the home, and the resident's vehicle before finally coming to a stop in the driveway.
From there, an investigation into the matter led police to the alleged operator of the truck, a 20-year-old Newtown native, who was arrested on the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless operation, driving too fast for conditions, and failure to drive in the proper lane.
Police say the driver, the vehicle's passengers and the residents of the home were all thankfully uninjured. The Red Cross was contacted to provide aid to the resident.
The Newtown man was released after posting a $1,000 dollar bond and is set to appear at Danbury Superior Court next month.