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Police: Man Drove Drunk, Crashed Into Utility Pole and Newton Home

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    Police: Man Drove Drunk, Crashed Into Utility Pole and Newton Home
    Police at the scene where a car crashed into a home in Newton, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

    A Massachusetts man is facing multiple charges after allegedly driving drunk and crashing his vehicle into a home in Newton early Thursday morning.

    Among the charges 23-year-old Waltham resident Julio Savedra Alonzo is facing are operating under the influence of liquor causing serious injury with negligent operation, operating after license suspension, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and speeding.

    A preliminary investigation by state police indicated that Alonzo somehow lost control of a Toyota Matrix, causing it to crash into a utility pole and then a home on Route 9.

    A passenger in the vehicle was trapped but eventually freed by Newton firefighters.

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    The passenger, who sustained serious injuries, and Alonzo, who suffered minor injuries, were both taken to Beth Israel Hospital for treatment.

    Alonzo was arrested at the hospital.

    In addition to the charges related to the crash, police said Alonzo is also facing a charge of failure to stop for police stemming from an incident earlier in the day when he allegedly drove through a detail site at a high rate of speed in Brookline.

    Alonzo is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Newton District Court. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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