Police: 3 in car that crashed into home were drunk
Sunday, April 15, 2012
KEIZER, Ore. (AP) -- Police say that all three occupants of a car that slammed into a Keizer home were severely intoxicated.
The crash happened early Saturday morning when the 1999 Honda failed to negotiate a curve, crashed through a fence, traveled 200 feet across a field and struck a tree, the house and the front porch. The home and the car were badly damaged, and all three people in the car were injured.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office identified the driver as 24-year-old Jesse Fordyce. He had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. He remains in the hospital. His passengers, a 21-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, were both treated at Salem Hospital.
None of the three was wearing a seat belt.
Fordyce is expected to face criminal charges.