The Duncan Banner


May 30, 2014

Suspected drunk driver crashes into house

DUNCAN — A suspected drunk driver crashed his car into a home on North B Avenue after he collided into a gas pump safety barrier and ran over a mailbox, police said.

The driver, Enrique Garcia, 24, was taken to the Stephens County Jail and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving, police said.

He was driving a 2000 GMC Yukon north on B about 3:15 a.m. Monday when he ran a stop sign and hit the gas pump barrier at a Chisolm Corner store, reports said.

He returned to the roadway and collided with a mailbox at 506 North B and then bounced across the street and smashed into the home at 509 N. B, causing extensive damage, police reported.

Garcia wasn’t injured, reports said. Police reported no information regarding his driver’s license or insurance, but stated the truck he was driving belonged to a Marlow resident.

The incident was similar to one that occurred during the afternoon on March 27 when a Duncan man driving south on 10th Street hit a curb, struck a stop sign and a telephone junction box, crashed through a chain link fence and smashed through a wall of a home at 914 Stephens.

The driver, Darrel H. Kincannon, 30, told police he took prescription pain medication before driving and “lost consciousness” before the wreck, reports said. He was charged with driving under the influence.

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