A woman is accused of driving under the influence after she allegedly rampaged through an Edmonds neighborhood with a U-Haul truck and put the truck’s nose into a residential garage.
She could have knocked.
Instead, police say a 23-year-old woman driving a U-Haul box truck burst through the garage door of an Edmonds home Friday morning. She has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, said Sgt. Shane Hawley of the Edmonds Police Department.
Just before 6 a.m., Edmonds police received a series of 911 calls from neighbors in the area as the woman allegedly sped recklessly through the neighborhood, crashed into fences, took out landscaping features and hit mailboxes.
“There’s a several-block radius where we’ve got multiple hit-and-run property crimes,” Hawley said.
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The 911 calls culminated with one from a homeowner in the 7600 block of 200th Street Southwest reporting that the truck had smashed into the caller’s home.
“They’re not injured, luckily,” Hawley said.
The driver was taken to Swedish Hospital for a DUI evaluation and to check for injuries.
The truck remains at the house.
“Normally, we will tow the vehicle away fairly quickly, but considering that some of the garage is resting on the U-Haul and there are some structural concerns, we’re leaving it in place until someone can come look at it and get it out without doing further damage,” Hawley said.
Hawley said police did not know what the woman was doing with the truck or if there is anything inside the truck.