Crime

Man crashes truck into SLO home while driving drunk, police say

A truck crashed into a San Luis Obispo home on Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Steve McMahon
A truck crashed into a San Luis Obispo home on Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Steve McMahon

A 24-year-old San Luis Obispo man was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing his truck into a house in the city — narrowly missing a man and woman inside, San Luis Obispo Police Department officials said.

The truck's driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license after crashing the front end of his white Ford F-250 into a home on the 1000 block of Cortez Court near Prefumo Canyon Road. The Tribune is not identifying the driver because he faces only misdemeanor charges.

Nobody was injured in the crash, though the vehicle came within a few feet of striking an unidentified woman in the bedroom at the home. A man also was in the bedroom at the time.

The father of the man in the bedroom — Steve McMahon of Santa Barbara — said that his son, Thomas McMahon, a Cal Poly student, rents out the home with three roommates.

“From what I heard, it was really lucky that nobody was hurt,” said McMahon, who emailed a photo of the wreck to The Tribune.

The driver was issued a preliminary breathalyzer test, which showed a blood alcohol level of more than double the legal limit, said police Lt. Jeffrey Smith.

The driver was released on his own recognizance after being booked at County Jail, according to jail officials.

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