Sunday, July 9, 2017

DWI Driver Smashes Into Waco Fixer Upper House


Police say a man suspected of drunken driving smashed his car through the front of a “Fixer Upper” home in North Waco early Saturday morning, capping more than a year of frustration for its owners, who feel their complaints about neighborhood crime have gone unheard.

The owners, Ken and Kelly Downs, sleeping in an interior bedroom at the time of the crash, weren’t hurt, but their house nicknamed the “Three Little Pigs” house and featured on Season 3, Episode 12 of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” sustained considerable damage. The car broke through an exterior wall and a parallel interior wall of a front room office.

Police and fire crews were called to 1902 Alexander Ave. about 1:20 a.m., after a car crashed into the home, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. Swanton said the driver, Allen Wayne Miller, 31, was found in a Hyundai Accent wedged inside the home.

Authorities said Miller tried to get out of the car and leave the house. Waco Assistant Fire Chief Don Yeager said firefighters helped detain the man before police arrived and arrested Miller on a driving while intoxicated charge.

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