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Local couple without home, suspect caught following a truck crashing into a house

PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) — Police say a man has been caught and charged after leaving the scene of a crash of a truck into a home on Old State Road.

Port Dickinson Police arrived to the scene at 13 Old State Road to see a truck crashed into the front part of the house Thursday evening of September 26, but the driver was not there.

After a quick search for the suspect, police say they found 25-year-old David Malesky, at his father’s home down the road. They say Malesky cooperated with authorities.

“According to the operator of the vehicle, he lost his breaks, which had to make for a pretty scary ride,” said Chief of Port Dickinson Police, Douglas Pipher.

While that was the reason Malesky gave officials, Chief Pipher says other causes such as being under the influence could not be determined because too much time had passed between the time of the crash and the time they found him to conduct a proper test.

Pipher says Malesky has run from police in the past and recently had his license revoked, which is what Pipher says he believes is the reason Malesky left the scene.

The residents of the home had to evacuate quickly and stay at a neighbor’s house overnight. Pipher says he was told by the insurance company that the house is significantly damaged, with a major crack in the foundation, and may have to be torn down.

Malesky was charged with not reasonable and prudent speeding, leaving the scene of a property damaged accident, and aggravated license operation in the third degree.

Anne Sparaco

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