A driver may have been drunk after crashing his SUV into a Wheat Ridge home, police say

3 people were inside at the time of the crash

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - A driver may have been drunk when an SUV he was driving backed up into a Wheat Ridge home Sunday evening, a Wheat Ridge Police spokesperson said. 

Three people were inside the home at the time, but none were injured. "It's a miracle," said the homeowner's grandson, Ron Burnett. He added both of his grandparents were knocked over by the impact. "I can't believe they were even in there and are still alive." 


The crash happened in the area of North Harlan Street and West 32nd Avenue at around 6:05 p.m. 


When West Metro firefighters arrived to the scene, they found part of the kitchen's brick wall gone. Crews remained at the scene for more than an hour to make sure the rest of the wall did not cave in. 

The grey, Chevrolet SUV that slammed into the home no longer had a rear window, and a piece of brick remained on the roof of the car as investigators worked the scene. 

Police took the driver to the hospital to get checked out before taking him into custody. Alcohol is suspected in this crash. The suspect's identity was not immediately released. 


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