Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Two Salem Houses
A Lynn man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly hitting two different houses in Salem.
A Lynn man accused of slamming into two houses while driving drunk through Salem early Friday morning was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash, police said.
Matthew C. Sirois, 22, of 63 Cliff St., Lynn, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with property damage.
At 5:58 a.m., local police received word that a motorist had driven a black Chevy Monte Carlo in a house at 33 Hillside Ave. and then proceeded into a second home at 15 Colby St.
A resident at 33 Hillside Ave. reportedly told police that they felt a crash and when they looked out their window they saw the taillights of the vehicle near 15 Colby St., which is about 100 yards away, Lt. Mary Butler said Friday night.
The city's Building Inspector, Thomas St. Pierre, was called to the scene to investigate the damage.
The home on Hillside Avenue sustained damage to the front corner of the porch.
The home on Colby Street reportedly suffered damage to a side-room and the heat had to be shut off as a result of damage to baseboard heating.
Sirois was reportedly taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the accident.
Salem Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.