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Street race ends in house, DUI charges


OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a rude awakening for an elderly Oklahoma City couple when a car came crashing into their house around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said two drivers were racing down N.W. Grand just southeast of Lake Hefner.

They both lost control around a curve; one vehicle flipped two times and the other crashed into a home in the 3200 block of N.W. Grand.

“Well they weren’t sure what happened. They weren’t sure if we were having another thunderstorm come through or what happened,” the couple’s grandson, Joe Garrett, said.

Garrett said, luckily, his grandparents’ bedroom is on the opposite side of the house from where the car hit.

“It scared them. Like, I said, you know, my grandfather, they built this house 40 some odd years ago. Grandfather built and they’ve been in the house ever since. So it’s their retirement home and that’s where they’re staying,” Garrett said.

Police said the drivers of both vehicles, one man and one woman, had also been drinking and that they would be booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on charges of DUI, engaging in a speed contest and excessive speed.

One of the drivers had minor injuries from the crash.

Garrett said nothing much surprises him any more and he hopes the drivers learned their lesson.

“You know, if they see this on TV, they’re going to realize, ‘You know what, I did this. What I was doing? was it really worth it?'”