Driver charged after truck crashes into Rotterdam house

September 19, 2018 12:44 PM

A 28-year-old Rotterdam man is accused of crashing into a house while driving drunk and then taking off.

Amazingly, no one was hurt.

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Police say Zachary VanHoesen was arraigned Tuesday night. He is now out on bond.

The woman who lives at the home on Cobblestone Court says she was home at the time of the crash.

She didn't feel the impact, but says she saw the lights as the car came crashing through the fence at the top of the street and then drove straight into the corner near her front door.

This all happened at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say VanHoesen was able to drive away from the scene despite extensive damage to the front end of the truck and a high blood alcohol level. They say his blood alcohol level was a 0.13 – well above the 0.08 legal limit to operate a vehicle.

Officers were able to locate the truck shortly after the accident.

VanHoesen is now facing some serious charges.

Police say the truck did hit a gas line into the house. National Grid was out Monday night to repair that.

The homeowner tells us there is a lot of clean up and repairs to be done inside the home near her front entrance.


WNYT Staff

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