By Ron Leir
The occupants of a High St., Nutley home had a rude awakening early Wednesday, Nov. 16, when an out-of-control car smashed through their living room wall.
Police said George Fabre, 21, of Clifton, was driving drunk when his Buick struck the house, coming to rest inside the living room. The collision caused heavy structural damage to the dwelling and destroyed a sofa.
Fabre suffered minor injuries while his 22-year-old passenger wasn’t hurt, according to police.
Municipal Police, Fire and Building Services Department personnel were sent to the scene where they escorted occupants from the home.
The house will remain off limits until local building code officials deem it a safe structure.
Police impounded the car and issued Fabre summonses for DWI, reckless driving and being an uninsured motorist. He was released to a responsible adult pending court action.
Police said they are investigating where Fabre had been drinking prior to the accident.