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Driver arrested after crashing into Scappoose residence

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Few details have been released, but the driver of a passenger car was arrested in the early hours of Aug. 14, for driving under the influence of intoxicants after crashing a vehicle into an occupied Scappoose home near the Scappoose Fire District. The driver’s name was not released to the Columbia County Buzz Examiner.

At 2:47 a.m. personnel from the Scappoose Fire District and Scappoose Police Department responded to the 5200 block of NW 1st Street in Scappoose to investigate a report that a vehicle had struck a residence near the Scappoose Fire Station.

A vehicle drove through the yard of the home at an unknown rate of speed. The vehicle struck the concrete porch and hit the corner of the home before the driver rolled onto its side in the yard, said Cheryl Engstrom, Public Information Officer for the Scappoose Fire District.

Upon arrival of the Scappoose Fire District personnel, the driver, a young adult male, had gotten himself out of the vehicle. He was the sole occupant of the car, pictured above, and was not injured. He was not transported, Engstrom said.

A representative of the Scappoose Police Department said that the driver, whose name has not been released, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The airbags in the vehicle had deployed, but it is unknown whether the driver had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Residents of the home were there when the crash occurred, but were in a different area and were uninjured as a result of this incident.

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