Man suspected of DUI drives off road, lands in resident’s backyard

Oceanside Fire Department personnel respond to the scene of a suspected DUI vehicle crash in the Fire Mountain area in Oceanside. A Dodge Ram truck flipped and landed in the backyard of a home. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Gina Yarbrough

Oceanside, CA–A man suspected of DUI drove off Fire Mountain Drive, plowed through a fence, and rolled down a hill into a resident’s backyard in Oceanside Sunday night.

The incident happened around 7:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of Ocean Village Way, off Via Esmarca.

The Oceanside Fire Department received 911 calls of a vehicle crash into a home in the Fire Mountain area. Fire crews and Oceanside police arrived at the scene and located a Dodge Ram truck wedged between the back of the house and a hillside. 

Paramedics treated the driver for minor injuries before transporting him to a local hospital. He will later be charged with DUI once he’s released.

There were no injuries to first responders or the resident at the home, authorities said.

A crane was used to remove the vehicle from the crash site.



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