UPDATE: Suspected drunken driver crashes into Hazel Dell house

VIDEO: Homeowner talks about rude awakening

By Emily Gillespie and Paul Suarez

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Updated: March 1, 2013, 9:53 PM

 
photoA car that crashed into a Hazel Dell house early Friday gets towed away from the scene. The alleged driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

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The alleged driver of a car that crashed into a Hazel Dell residence early Friday morning was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

A 2002 Mitsubishi Galant crashed into the kitchen of a residence in the 9800 block of Northwest 26th Avenue, said Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Duncan Hoss.

The driver left the car on foot but was arrested about five blocks away, he said.

William Porter, 19, of Vancouver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, minor in possession of alcohol and hit and run.

Paige Lozner was awake and downstairs with her 3-week-old baby when the car crashed just before 5 a.m.

“I just sat down to feed her and I heard the big crash,” she said. “It sounded like a train came through and was inside of our house.”

Startled, Lozner jumped and ran upstairs. “It was really scary,” she said.

The baby was checked out by medics but was not taken from the scene. No one was reported injured.

Paige’s husband, John Lozner, said he was happy everyone is OK, but “Now I have a house with a hole in it.”