In a distressing incident, a man was arrested in Clayton County after crashing into a residential home while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. The mishap left the dwelling uninhabitable and its occupants displaced.
Authorities responded to a call from a Riverdale home on Ivy Lane on Wednesday afternoon. Upon arrival shortly after 2 p.m., they found an SUV embedded in a mobile home. The driver, a 32-year-old man, was suspected of having disregarded a stop sign, leading to the vehicle colliding with the front porch of the residence.
Subsequent assessments by officers revealed the man to have been significantly inebriated at the time of the accident.
In the wake of the incident, Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services were summoned to the crash site. The severity of the damage led the authorities to declare the home unfit for habitation. Efforts are currently underway, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, to secure alternative accommodation for the affected family.
The intoxicated driver was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. He now faces multiple charges, including failure to maintain lane, stop sign violation, and open container, as disclosed by the Clayton County Police. As the investigation continues, the possibility of additional charges being leveled against the driver remains.