Drunk driver crashes into a house and subsequent car fire sets house ablaze

September 7, 2011 | By | Reply More

An 18-year old man from New Sarepta Alberta is probably wishing for a do-over after he allegedly was driving drunk when he crashed his car into a house in Beaumont.  The car then caught on fire which caused the home he piled into to catch on fire.  

The accident happened on September 3 at just after 1:05 in the neighbourhood of Colonial States in Beaumont, a town southeast of Edmonton.  Beaumont RCMP were called to the scene after reports of the crash and fire were called in.  When they arrived, they found that both occupants of the car had managed to get out safely, suffering only minor injuries.

There was no one inside the home at the time of the crash and the Beaumont Fire Department were quick to contain the fire to the one home, but neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution.

The driver of the Focus was arrested at the scene and taken into police custody.  Michael Andrew Brusnyk from New Sarepta is facing one charge of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, one charge of over 80 mgs and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Brusnyk was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on October 20.

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