Man Arrested for Crashing Car Through Manassas Home

Three people sleeping inside the house were injured

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    An accused drunk driver was accused of slamming his car into a house in Manassas, Virginia, on Sunday. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey shows us why the homeowner says she's grateful she and her house mates are still alive. (Published Monday, Jul 21, 2014)

    A man was arrested after crashing his car through a Manassas, Virginia, house and injuring a sleeping family Sunday morning.

    Eberardo Castillo, 23, of 7982 Community Drive in Manassas, allegedly drove his Dodge Challenger into the front of a house on the 9200 block of Bayberry Avemue about 5:15 a.m.

    A family of three was injured when the car went straight through the wall and crashed into the first floor, where they were sleeping. A man and a woman and their 14-year-old daughter were all treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    The tow truck driver who removed the car, Darryl Childress, said he had never seen anything like it.

    The house was so badly damaged it was condemned, and the American Red Cross is seeking alternative housing for the victims.

    Police said Castillo fled the scene on foot but was located injured on nearby Lomond Avenue, where they arrested him.

    He was charged with two counts of DUI maiming, two counts of felony hit and run, and misdemeanor DUI. He was held without bond and a court date is set for Sept. 16.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Manassas City Police Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092.