CHELMSFORD (CBS) – There was a rude awakening for a family in Chelmsford early Wednesday morning.

A driver lost control of his pickup truck on a curve on Acton Road, snapped a utility pole, and then slammed into the corner of a house around 12:45 a.m.

Police say the driver, 21-year-old Joseph Kimball of Clinton, was drunk.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports

“The house was knocked three or four feet off the foundation,” Chelmsford Police Lt. Jim Spinney told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

“It’s amazing to me that nobody was seriously injured or killed.”

Watch Carl’s video from the scene:

The house is no longer safe because of the damage from the crash, so the family will have to find another place to live.

Kimball was arrested. He faces several charges, including drunk driving.

  1. Ellen says:

    Not the first time this has happen with trucks and cars ramming through houses. I wish the family well and glad to hear no one was hurt, but yes we must have sticker drunk driving laws in this state so that people will think twice before they have a beer and then get behind the wheel of a car or truck.

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