PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) Investigators say alcohol and speed were a major factor when a car crashed into a Portsmouth home just after midnight on Tuesday.
It happened on the 3000 block of George Washington Highway.
The Portsmouth Police Department's Strategic Traffic Unit says a green Ford Explorer had two people inside when it crashed into a home, causing minor damage. No one inside the home was hurt.
Investigators have arrested the driver of the Explorer, 21 year-old Jeremy Miller. He is charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license.
Miller suffered non-life threatening injuries, while the passenger of the Explorer is in critical condition.
Miller is currently being held in the Portsmouth City Jail. Additional charges could be pending.
Following the accident, Portsmouth Police Department have issued the following warning:
Investigators want to stress the importance of buckling up each and every time you get into a vehicle. Seat belts can save lives and reduce injury if you are involved in an automobile accident. Investigators also want to remind citizens of the dangers that drinking and driving pose to the local community. Drunk drivers endanger everyone driving or bicycling on the roadway; walking on sidewalks adjacent to the roadway; and living in homes close to the roadway. Virginia has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Don’t take the risk! It can cost you thousands of dollars in the end and peace of mind if you are responsible for the injury or death of another.