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Car slams into house; driver charged

Posted August 6, 2009 1:05 p.m. EDT

— A driver was charged Thursday after his car slammed into a house in southeast Raleigh, police said.

A Ford Edge that was southbound on Cross Link Road ran off the left side of the road, knocked over a mailbox and skidded through two yards before hitting the front porch at 808 Cross Link Road, police said. The car then spun around and hit a nearby parked vehicle and flipped over onto its roof, police said.

The driver fled the scene on foot, but police later tracked him down at his home.

Gregory Dontez Owens, 35, of 3970 Cane Garden Drive, was charged with driving while impaired and hit-and-run, police said.

No one inside the home that was damaged was hurt, police said.