Sunday morning update: Driver identified as Jeffrey Evans (Ewert), Toledo, charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and hit and run. Bail: $45,000
A man driving home lost control of his white van on NW Spruce in Toledo Saturday night, went over an embankment, through some blackberry bushes and hit the southeast corner of a house that faces NW Meadow.
Occupants were at home at the time and said they heard something loud and went outside to see what it was. They told police a man was getting out of the van that had hit their house on the southeast corner and had damaged their chain link fence as well.
At one point the neighbors said the driver, later identified as Jeffrey Evans, was walking away but arriving officers managed to find him and detain him for questioning.
Officers put Evans in the back of a Toledo Police car and was last seen taking him to PCH in Newport for a blood draw to ascertain whether he was drunk behind the wheel. Police say the test results indicated he was drunk behind the wheel.