LANCASTER – A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing his car into an East Lancaster home, authorities said. Luckily, no one was injured.
The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Norberry Street and 27th Street East, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
Ernesto Carbajal, 21, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a home on the 44600 block of 27th Street East, Ruiz stated.
The vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through a cinder block wall before crashing through the back wall of the home and into the living room.
“Upon arrival we noticed that a car had breached the wall into the living room of a single family dwelling,” Said Captain Joseph Williams of Los Angeles County Fire Station 117. “All occupants were in bed sleep[ing], so there were no injuries.”
April Chamberlain said she was in the home sleeping at the time of the crash.
“I heard the commotion in the living room. I checked and there was a car in the living room,” Chamberlain said.
Carbajal, who was the only person in his vehicle, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Ruiz said.