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Updated: 6:52 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 | Posted: 5:11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
PENN HILLS, Pa. —
A man is facing several charges after police said he ran from the scene after crashing into a home in Penn Hills late Monday afternoon.
According to emergency dispatchers, medics and police were called to the 4600 block of Verona Road for the reports of a vehicle crashing into a house around 4 p.m. Monday.
Police said the pickup truck was driven by Duane Faulk, who ran from the scene when he was confronted by the homeowner.
According to the criminal complaint, Faulk was driving on a suspended license because of three prior DUI convictions.
Neighbor Bill Faulkner told Channel 11’s Trisha Pittman that the homeowner was upstairs at the time of the crash.
“Good thing he wasn’t in his living room or he would have had a truck sitting in his lap,” Faulkner said.
Faulkner said he moved into his home about two months ago and was just getting to know his elderly next-door neighbor.
“I left for five minutes and I came back and saw all these police cars. I thought, ‘Oh my God,’” Faulkner said.
Faulkner said his neighbor is now homeless because of the alleged drunk driver. His house has been boarded up and condemned.
“The truck was almost all the way in the guy’s living room. I’m just glad nothing happened to my house because I don’t know where I’d go,” Faulkner said.
Faulk remains in the Allegheny County Jail. He faces several charges, including DUI, driving without insurance and reckless driving.
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