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Man crashes into house after 36 pints and a nose full of cocaine

Crime WorldBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Man crashes into house after 36 pints and a nose full of cocaine

The driver of a pick-up truck that crashed into a house in Utah admitted drinking 36 beers and doing cocaine, the authorities say.

A probable cause statement says Bernabe Urcino-Saldago told police what he had consumed after he failed a field sobriety test early yesterday.

Urcino-Saldago crashed into the house while driving under the influence and without a license. 

“If anyone had been up and around like we normally are during the day, chances are he probably would have run one of us over,” said Mario Gutierrez, the homeowner.

Bernabe Urcino-Saldago

Mr Gutierrez woke up to an explosion and went downstairs to discover a pickup truck in his living room.

“I grabbed the door, which was stuck shut and I forced it opened as hard as I could I yelled at him as loud as I could he was unresponsive I reached in and grabbed his pant leg and grabbed his leg off the accelerator.” 

“If the truck would have veered over another five feet and missed the center support for the home he would have went through that first wall and ran into my bedroom and ran me over. I’d be dead,” Mr Gutierrez said.

39-year-old Bernabe Urcino-Saldago was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, negligent collision and driving without a licence.

No one was hurt in the early morning crash at a house on Salt Lake City's west side, near Rosewood Park.