Impaired charge laid after vehicle crashes into north London home

A driver who took off after crashing into a north London home, injuring one person, was allegedly drunk at the time.

London police were called after the vehicle hit the front of the residence on Richmond Street north of Huron Street around 3:45 a.m. on Thursday. Following the collision, the driver and passenger hopped out of the vehicle and took off running. Officers found them nearby.

The passenger was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old London man has been charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, impaired exceeding blood alcohol concentration, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident. He is scheduled to appear in London court in relation to the charges on June 12.

A damage estimate to the home that was struck is not yet known, police said.

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