YADKINVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — The teen driver who reportedly crashed through the roof of a Yadkinville home was allegedly intoxicated and underage, according to a citation report.
A 1999 Honda was driving over 70 mph on Sugartown Road, which was soaked in rain, according to Highway Patrol and the citation report. The Yadkinville Volunteer Fire Department says the driver lost control and hit a homeowner’s vehicle parked in the driveway. They were driving so fast that they ended up on the roof of the home. Two people were in the car when it crashed and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The citation report says the driver, who was 17 years old, admitted to drinking alcohol earlier. Officers tested the driver for alcohol about 4 and a half hours after the crash, and the test returned a blood alcohol level of 0.02.
In North Carolina, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, but the state observes a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under the age of 21.
The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated under the age of 21 and reckless driving.
Paul Driver was asleep around 2 a.m. Friday when he heard his wife yelling from the front of the house, and when he got up he saw the front of a car in his living room.
“I came through the house and opened the door in this room and saw the bottom of a car. It’s a feeling I don’t really know how to describe…a car in your house,” Driver said.
As they sift through the broken wood, shingles, insulation and knocked-over mementos, the family is waiting on the insurance company to learn how much the damage will cost and if the house will ever be safe enough for the family to live in.
“This has been home for me since I was a kid,” Driver said. “I grew up playing here, it was my aunt’s house before it was mine, and now it’s like all your privacy and safety is kind of ripped away.”