Alleged drunk driver crashes into house

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When Kentucky State Police responded to a report of a car accident on U.S. 60 East in Rowan County, they found a vehicle had crashed into a house.

"After running off the roadway, he struck a utility pole, struck a truck, and actually ended up on the passenger side and inside the residence," said Trooper Joe Veeneman.

The home owner had been asleep on a couch inside the house. Police say the car narrowly missed hitting him.

"Probably three feet away from the point of impact," said Trooper Veeneman.

As police investigated the scene, they say it became clear it was not the winter weather that caused the single-vehicle crash.

The driver, 49-year-old Jeffrey Dixon, a resident of Gran, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment, as well as No Insurance and Expired Registration.

Dixon was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and is now being held at the Rowan County Detention Center.

The home owner was not injured.

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