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Driver Faces DUI after Crashing Vehicle into Home

glass of liquor next to car key

According to WAVY, a man from Chesapeake crashed his truck into a home in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Tuesday morning, injuring his passenger.

Details of the Drunk Driving Wreck

Police responded to a crash around midnight at the intersection of Mulberry Street and George Washington Highway. Jeremy Miller, 21, drove his pickup truck with a passenger into a house.

The house sustained significant damage, but according to WAVY, nobody inside the house sustained injuries. The wreck dealt damage to windows, put cracks in the wall, and broke a television. Emergency crews had to remove Miller and his passenger from the vehicle.

Miller’s passenger was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained critical injuries. Police say that alcohol and speeding played a role in the crash. Miller did not receive significant injuries.

According to WAVY, Miller faces charges of DUI and driving on a revoked license. Additional charges could be forthcoming, says police.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

According to data from Mothers against Drunk Driving, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in drunk driving accidents every year in the United States:

  • Anywhere from 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license after their conviction.
  • Every two minutes in the United States, at least one person sustains injuries in a drunk driving accident.
  • On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime in the United States.

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