RALEIGH, NC (WRAL) – A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after police say he lost control, hit at least two vehicles and plowed though a fence before running from the scene on foot.
Raleigh police were called to Glascock Street, off North Raleigh Boulevard, around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.
When they arrived, the driver of a white pickup that slammed into a parked car was no where to be found.
Megan McCool, the owner of the car that was struck, said she woke up to the sound of the crash just a few feet from her home.
“I heard a loud sound. I came to the window and there was a truck in the front yard,” she said. “There was no one in the truck.”
McCool says she watched as police used a K-9 in their search for the driver.
Police said Victor Morales-Calmo, 32, was found a short time later nearby.
He failed a field sobriety test and has been charged with driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run, police said..
Police say one person was inside one of the vehicle’s hit, but no one was seriously injured.
McCool says this was an unexpected end to Thanksgiving.
“It’s better to replace a car than a house, so I’m thankful that the house was spared,” she said.