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Drunk driver crashes into Chardon house

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CHARDON, OH (WOIO) -

A drunk driver was arrested after slamming into a house in Chardon.

It happened New Year's Eve on Crocker Blvd. around 4:30 a.m.

Chardon Police say the vehicle struck the residence, causing major damage. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene. 

The driver was stopped a short time later and was charged with OVI. Other charges are pending in Chardon Municipal Court.

19 Action News has learned a young child who would normally be sleeping in a front bedroom avoided injury because he was sleeping with his mother in another bedroom. Luckily, no one inside the home was injured.

A structural engineer has been called to determine if the home is safe for the residents. No word on damages at this time.

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