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Car crashes into house, alcohol may have been involved

A recent accident in Lower Nazareth Township, Pennsylvania, which is north of Philadelphia, left two people injured and a house with minor structural damage. Police believe that alcohol was involved in the crash. The results of a blood alcohol content test will determine if the crash was a drunk driving accident.

The Colonial Regional Police believe that a 19-year-old male from Tatamy, Pennsylvania, was driving a white Chevrolet Camaro south on Route 191 one morning when he lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle then crossed into the northbound lane, where it escaped unscathed after skidding sideways and returning to the correct lane. It continued through the lane and entered the yard of a nearby home, where it collided with a utility pole, a street sign and a tree.

The car continued traveling until it collided with the side of the home. Police said that the home sustained some structural damage but no one was injured. The 19-year-old driver received minor injuries, and authorities have reported that he was showing signs of intoxication when police arrived on the scene. The teenager was transported to a nearby hospital in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania.

The driver submitted to a blood test so that his blood alcohol content could be determined.

If the he was drinking, police will be able to call him legally drunk if his blood alcohol content was more than 0.02. This amount is reserved for those who are caught drinking and driving while under the legal age to consume alcohol.

A passenger in the vehicle suffered moderate injuries and had to be taken to a hospital. Depending on that person's role in the accident, the driver could be on the hook for his passenger's injuries. People younger than 21 should know better than to consume any kind of alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

Source: Nazareth Patch, "Alcohol Suspected in Crash Involving Lower Nazareth House," Mallory Vough, June 15, 2012

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