Lincoln man charged with drunk driving after car crashes into house

niagara regional police

A Lincoln man is facing charges after a pickup truck crashed into a home in Welland.

Police were called to a fail to remain collision in the area of Trent Ave. and First Ave. around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers discovered a white Ford pickup truck had travelled across the front lawn of a home, struck a light pole before crashing into the house.

The vehicle also hit garbage that had been left out for pick up before fleeing the scene.

Officers tracked down the truck and driver at a gas station near Highway 20 and Regional 24.

Police say the driver attempted to flee but lost control of his truck and drove into a nearby ditch.

A 43-year-old man was arrested and charged with dangerous driving, impaired operation of a vehicle, fail to remain and over 80 mgs.

His license has also been suspended for 90 days. The man is scheduled to appear in court on May 1.

Officers later located a downed stop sign and two damaged hydro boxes, which resulted in some power outages in Welland.

Police are still trying to determine the exact path the driver took.

Residents and businesses in the area of the collision with surveillance cameras are being asked to review their recordings and contact police.