A father has been placed under arrest for drunken driving after he crashed into a house in Tipp City on Friday while his three children were in the car with him.
According to police, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Bryan Smith, 34, was in the process of making a turn with his vehicle when he went off the road and crashed into a home.
At the time of the accident, Smith’s children, aged 4, 5 and 7, were also inside the car with their father but were not injured. The two younger children were in car seats while the eldest child was wearing a seat belt.
Police placed Smith under arrest and charged him with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, child endangering, and failure to control his vehicle.
The occupants of the home were inside the house at the time of the crash; however, no injuries were reported. The crash caused extensive damage to the structure.
Drinking and driving is always a bad idea, and getting behind the wheel after drinking with children in a car is even worse. A person should never be tempted to take a risk with nor only their life, but the lives of others.
The occupants of this home were extremely lucky. While accidents often happen in the home, no one would think of their home being the scene involving a drunk driver.
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