Driver loses control, crashes into home

Police say a man was driving under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of his car Feb. 18, 2014 and  crashed into this house on Brighton Circle. (WAVY/Walter Hildebrand)
Police say a man was driving under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of his car Feb. 18, 2014 and crashed into this house on Brighton Circle. (WAVY/Walter Hildebrand)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Police say a man was driving under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of his car early Tuesday morning and ended up crashing into a home.

The vehicle was traveling down Bonita Drive just after 2:30 a.m. when it ran off the road and hit a house in the 200 block of Brighton Circle.

According to police spokesman Lou Thurston, Julio Royal, 30, of Bonita Drive, was driving the car.

Thurston said there was significant damage to the house and the vehicle, but Royal’s injuries were minor. He was charged with DUI.

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