Car Smashes into Durant Home

09-01-06 - A Durant family received a rude awakening early Friday morning, after a pick-up crashed into their house at the corner of University and 12th street.

Durant police say it happened around 3:00 AM, when the driver was headed east on university. Police say he lost control of his pickup, ran a curb, hit a stop sign, and then ricocheted off a parked car at 1120 University Street, and crashed into the front porch of the house at that address.

Nobody wasn't, but homeowners say a mother and young child were asleep inside the home. Police arrested 22-year-old Justin Hernandez, and charged him with DUI.

Police say the accident caused about $15 thousand in damage.