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Driver arrested after car crashes into Paradise Hills-area home

Posted at 6:14 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 10:26:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run after crashing his car into the side of a Paradise Hills-area home, narrowly missing a family inside.

The crash was reported just before 1:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of Morton Way, according to San Diego police.

Police said the driver of a white Honda was traveling on Parkside Avenue when he lost control of his car, crashed through a wooden fence and slammed into the side of a house.

10News learned a man working in the yard was nearly struck by the car as it crashed through the fence and into the home.

One of the home occupants went outside to assess the damage and check on the driver who was bleeding from his face and leg. However, the driver walked away, leaving a trail of blood behind him.

With the help of witnesses, police were able to track down the driver to a home on Rancho Hills Drive. Officers called for the man to come out of the house, but he refused.

Moments later, the driver's mother comes out of the house and confronts officers. At one point during the confrontation, she shoves an officer, which led to her being handcuffed and arrested, according to police.

The driver eventually comes out and is arrested. According to police, he faces DUI, hit-and-run and other felony charges. His mother faces a charge related to her altercation with officers.

No serious injuries were reported.