DUI charges after car hits house

August 6, 2009 6:25:58 PM PDT
Dewey Beach police say a man has been charged with felony DUI after his car failed to negotiate a curve, became airborne and hit a house. It happened early Thursday on Coastal Highway.

Twenty-three-year-old Richard Walls of Bear is also charged with first-degree reckless endangering and other offenses. He is being held in lieu of $8,502 cash bail.

Sgt. Clifford Dempsey, a Dewey Beach police spokesman, said officers saw Walls' vehicle traveling about 80 to 90 mph.

Dempsey said Walls failed to negotiate a curve and the car began skidding. It went onto the shoulder, became airborne and landed in a parking lot, where it continued backward.

The car stopped when it hit a van and a house.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com