Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Drunk driver crashes into house, reveals illegal conversion
Witnesses said the driver, a 29-year-old woman identified by police as Shanna Shaw, got out of the vehicle wearing only her underwear. She seemed disoriented and under the influence.
"She was just screaming, just screaming," said A.J. "No words at all."
Police said the woman tried to leave the scene but was arrested. All of the injured are expected to survive.
But there are even more victims: A.J. and his family may have lost their home, since it's been deemed no longer safe to live in.
"We have to move or vacate the apartment until further notice," he said. "It takes a toll on everybody, but you gotta live through it, I guess."
A.J. and his family are staying with friends for now. The driver, Shaw, has been charged with driving while imparied and with two counts of fleeing the scene of an accident.
Attorney information for Shaw was not immediately clear.
Messages left for the building landlord were not immediately returned. The Department of Buildings said during investigation at the crash scene, they learned the home had been illegally converted and didn't have adequate egress. As a result, a partial vacate order was issued for the first floor and garage.