NORTH SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A North Sewickley Township man was charged Tuesday with drunken driving and causing an accident that involved damage to property for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run last month.
According to police, Marcus Hauser Sr., 41, crashed into a Mercer Road home just before 3 a.m. on Feb. 24. Investigators said tire tracks showed Hauser crashed into a stop sign before hitting the house.
Hauser told police he left the scene because he thought the damage was minimal and he thought his girlfriend, who was in the truck, was injured. He admitted to police he was drinking before the crash, and his blood-alcohol content was above .08 percent three hours after the crash.
“I came out and saw the truck in my house and my living room. I went to put some clothes on, came back and he was gone,” homeowner Gerald Anthony said. “He left truck parts all over the place and just took off. It’s shocking.”
Anthony told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that he has been working to repair the damages to his house since the crash.
“Why did he leave the scene of the accident? I don’t understand why he left -- I’d like to know,” Anthony said.
Hauser is expected in court within the next week.