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Car crashes into Costa Mesa house; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

29 Jan
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A man later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence crashed into a house on Myrtlewood Street around 2 a.m. Wednesday in Costa Mesa, missing a couple and their child inside by feet, officials said.
KEVIN WARN, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

COSTA MESA – A man later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence crashed into a house early Wednesday morning, narrowly missing a couple and their child inside, officials said.

The 26-year-old driver crashed into the home at 1:40 a.m., said Sgt. Patrick Wessel of the Costa Mesa Police Department.

A woman suffered cuts from debris, he said. She was taken to a hospital.

The crash was reported in the 1600 block of Myrtlewood Street, a residential neighborhood where the driver “missed a turn,” Wessel said.

The car, occupied by the driver and a passenger, crashed through a wall of the home between two rooms.

Lawrence Smith, a Costa Mesa resident identified as the driver, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, Wessel said.

Smith and his passenger were not injured in the crash.

BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ /  ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

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