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Posted on December 16, 2013
NEW BOSTON, Ohio – According to the police, no person suffered injuries due to the drunk driver who crashed his vehicle into a house in New Boston, Ohio on early Friday morning. The accident occurred in the 3800 block of Gallia Street at about 1:30 a.m.
41-year-old James Peano was taken into custody a short time later and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to control a motor vehicle, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanor charges, according to Captain Steve Goins with New Boston Police.
The owner of the home told the police officer that after her house was struck, she saw a truck leaving the scene going on the wrong way on Gallia Street. The property damage was extensive. After some time, police found the truck in the 3900 block of Rhodes Avenue and the driver of the truck was standing near the truck.
Goins said that Peano admitted to officers that he was driving the truck when he lost control and crashed into the house. Investigation showed that the truck actually was of a relative and Peano was driving it without permission.