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Man Accused of Driving Truck Into Dedham Home Charged With OUI

A 71-year-old woman in the home was pinned by the truck and suffered non-life threatening injuries

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A man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a Dedham, Massachusetts home, pinning and injuring an elderly woman in the process, was allegedly driving under the influence, according to police.

Alexander Mann, 24, was charged with an OUI with bodily injury and a marked lanes violation in Dedham District Court on Monday morning.

The crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday when Mann's pick-up truck crashed into a house at 119 Sprague St. in Dedham.

At the scene, officers saw the truck wedged in the house between the front door and garage. A 71-year-old woman, who was inside the home at the time, was pinned by the truck and crews used the jaws of life to extricate her.

The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a Boston hospital with what police called non-life threatening injuries, including a broken pelvis. A second person inside the home during the crash suffered a foot injury.

Mann was arrested on the scene and empty alcohol bottles were found in his truck. His attorney said that Mann has no record and surrendered to police and willfully took a breathalyzer.

Mann and the other occupant of his vehicle were evaluated by medical personnel but declined treatment.

Mann was granted bail at $2,500 after a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. Facing a mandatory sentence of six months, he's due back in court on Jan. 10.

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