Drunk driver crash-lands into San Luis Obispo home

March 7, 2013

DUI Garage CrashAn intoxicated San Luis Obispo driver did not make it home Wednesday night, but did find a garage to park her car.

Cassandra Cheatham, 23, launched her vehicle into the air near the corner of Orcrutt Road and Johnson Avenue around 11:15 p.m., cleared a car parked in the driveway of a house and crashed into the house’s garage. Cheatham was driving northbound on Orcutt Road when she veered off the street and struck a curb and small embankment, causing the vehicle to become airborne, the San Luis Obispo Police Department said.

Police photos of the crashed car show that the vehicle spiraled through the side wall of the garage after crashing into the front of the garage. Cheatham’s black sedan came to a stop on top of a wall dividing the house she crashed into with the neighboring home. The rear of Cheatham’s car remained beside the garage she spiraled out of, while the vehicle’s front wheels came to a stop hanging over the wall on the neighboring property’s side.

The residents of the house hit by Cheatham’s vehicle were home at the time but uninjured. Cheatham sustained minor injuries, as did her male passenger.

Officers found Cheatham to be intoxicated and arrested her for causing injury while driving under the influence. Cheatham is currently in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $100,000 bail.

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there will always be a next time… next time some innocent person may die… it won’t look so cute anymore.

This is a wake up call for all readers who carry only $5,000 property damage coverage on their Auto Insurance. If you are a parent who has purchased a vehicle for your college student to drive, please make sure they have higher property damage limits than the State required $5,000. $5,000 for damage to the property of others isn’t going far when you hit a house.

How the heck? Just look at the top photo, that is really amazing how she landed. And not a scratch on the the car she jumped over?

Just thinking of the physics and trajectories involved leave me blown away!

Thank God the driver wasn’t Jan Marx. The whining about it being somebody else’s fault would be deafening.

She should be cited for not having a pilots license and throw in suspicious on this one too

+1 pithy!

Will she be represented by We Cheatham and Howe?

That’s Dewey Cheatham and Howe!

Wasn’t there a Bentley that tried this less than a month ago at this intersection?

… both with unidentified male passengers

As they said on the old TV program…”Coincidence? YOU be the judge.”

… bail is consistent $100K

Unless you’re a cop who steals drugs from evidence and forces people to sell it for you at gunpoint, then you get a 70% discount on that bail rate… >.>

This will be WORSE than her worse hangover!!!

The costs of damages, fines, insurance most likely cancelled after this, future insurance expensive for years, jail time. The hangover she has this morning will hang on for a LONG time.

And the drunk deserves everything she gets….

the judges give her a ten. this can’t even be done in Xtreme Sports