Man arrested after allegedly driving car into house

CROFTON, Md. - Police say a man has been arrested after allegedly driving his car into a house in Crofton.

The incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 2600 block of Salford Drive.

The occupants of the house were sleeping when they were awakened by a loud crashing noise. They ran to the front door and found a vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, in their living room.

The car was buried in debris, however, no driver was inside.

Officers and emergency crews responded and deemed the house structurally safe.

Police then received a call from a man reporting a stolen vehicle. They went to a nearby location to speak with the caller and were able to determine that the caller was the operator of the vehicle that had been crashed into the house. Officers say the man was under the influence of alcohol.

The man was identified as 21-year-old James Edward Johnson.

He faces charges of DWI.

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