Truck vs. house ends in DUI arrest

Published 8:41 am Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A 59-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a home in Danville. He was taken in for a second offense of DUI, and also reportedly had his 4-year-old grandson in the vehicle. 

According to a release from the Danville Police Department, James L. Miller of Stanford was headed northbound on South Second Street when he left the roadway on the western side of the road in a Ford F150. The truck ran over an embankment, through a fence and into the back of a home. The incident was called in around 2:15 p.m. 

There were no injuries, according to Danville Fire Battalion Chief Mike Mulholland, who said the residents of the house were at work when the crash happened.

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The truck is being pulled back away from the house, across the short embankment and onto the rollback.

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Both Miller and his grandson were checked by emergency crews and neither required treatment. Miller was under the influence, according police. He was arrested and charged with DUI, second offense.

According to the Boyle County Detention Center’s website, Miller is also facing charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and criminal mischief, and leaving the scene of an accident or failure to render aid or assistance.

His photo was not available by press time. 

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A house on South Street in Danville after it was hit by a truck.

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A tow truck driver from Carey’s loads the truck onto his rollback.