DOVER (WJER) (April 25, 2022) – Police say an unlicensed, intoxicated teen driver crashed into a house on East 4th Street late afternoon Saturday. Officer Jordan Doughty says the 17-year-old boy was coming out of an alley southbound.
“He was going to turn left onto 4th Street, but I guess he gunned it,” Doughty said. “He gunned it a little bit too much and he continued left without straightening the wheel and he went straight into that house.”
Doughty says the suspect attempted to leave but a neighbor stopped him.
“He started to back out and tried to leave the scene, and that’s when a neighbor heard and basically ran him down and told him he’s not going anywhere,” Doughty said. “Then we arrived and we took over from there.”
The teen initially didn’t cooperate, but police located his family at their home nearby.
Officer Sean Leffler said no one was hurt and no one was inside the home when it was hit. He didn’t have a damage estimate, but there was a sizable hole in the front of the house.
“It’s a brick and mortar building with an insulated drywall border around the inside of the front room, and that was broken, too,” he said.
The teen already faces several charges, including underage alcohol consumption, disorderly conduct while voluntarily intoxicated, having an open alcohol container in a vehicle, driving without a license, and failure to control. His case will be handed over to the juvenile prosecutor for other considerations.