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Middletown man faces DUI charges after allegedly driving into house

Posted 9/11/19

A Middletown man faces DUI and other charges after police say he drove his car into a house in the 300 block of East High Street and fled Aug. 31.

Police said that shortly before 4 a.m. an …

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Middletown man faces DUI charges after allegedly driving into house

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A Middletown man faces DUI and other charges after police say he drove his car into a house in the 300 block of East High Street and fled Aug. 31.

Police said that shortly before 4 a.m. an unoccupied white 2006 Volkswagen coupe was found at the scene. The car had driven through a shed and into the house, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

The car had blood inside of it. Registration was traced to Brian C. Lewis, 28, of Spruce Street.

Police found Lewis at his residence with blood on his hands, legs and shorts. He showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Lewis submitted to a blood draw at the county booking center. Police are awaiting results.

Police said Lewis was driving with a suspended license, following a DUI conviction after he was arrested in 2017.

Lewis was arraigned before District Judge Rebecca Jo Margerum on Aug. 31 and charged with DUI, accident involving damage to attended vehicle/property, accidental damage to unattended vehicle or property, failure to notify police of accidental damage to a vehicle, driving under suspension, careless driving, and speeding.

Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 16.