Police: Driver hits house, flees


Police arrested a hit-and-run suspect who allegedly struck a Woodbury Drive home Thursday night and fled the scene, leaving behind a bumper and a license plate.
Officers used the Dodge Intrepid's license plate number to track down the suspect, said Craig police Sgt. Bill Leonard.
Within an hour, police arrested Brian Michael Skowronski, 19. The Craig man was arrested on charges of obstructing a peace officer, failure to report an accident and driving under revocation.
Skowronski's license had been revoked after a previous DUI arrest, Leonard said.
Skowronski allegedly had been drinking Thursday night, police said. He was not charged with driving under the influence because of the amount of time that elapsed between the incident and the arrest, Leonard said.
The homeowners were watching television when they heard a crash about 10:30 p.m., Leonard said. They declined to comment on the incident.
Tire marks at the scene appear to lead from Woodbury Drive around the corner to Birch Street and into the yard at 445 Woodbury Drive, which is on the corner of the two streets.
The muddy tracks run through a hedge, over a tree and several bushes. The side of the house appears scraped, though the car did not break through the wall.
Leonard said police do not yet have an estimate of the cost of the damage.

Jeremy Browning can be reached at 824-7031 or jbrowning@craigdailypress.com

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