A minivan crashed into a home in Newmarket, New Hampshire, on Saturday night, injuring the driver.
The accident happened at the intersection of Lee Hook and Wadleigh Falls roads at around 8:45 p.m., according to Newmarket police Lt. Scott Kukesh.
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The driver, identified as Thomas Ridlon, 74, of Durham, was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when he drove through a stop sign and over a boulder, crashing into the home.
The homeowner, a woman and her daughter, were asleep on the second floor of the home at the time of the crash and were not injured.
Ridlon was extricated from the minivan by the Newmarket Fire Department and transported to the hospital with minor injuries. He was later released and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.
This is not the first time a home at this location has been hit by a car. The former home on the site was torn down years ago after it was repeatedly hit by cars. When the new home was built about a decade ago, boulders were added in front to protect it from traffic.
The Newmarket Fire Department called a company that specializes in temporary repairs to homes that have been damaged by vehicles. The company boarded up the home until permanent repairs can be made.
The Lee Police Department and Kruczek’s Garage also assisted at the scene.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.