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Driver charged after car crashes into vehicle, house in Fredericksburg

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By KEITH EPPS

A driver was injured and charged with DWI after he crashed his car into an unoccupied vehicle and a house in Fredericksburg early Friday, police said.

This incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. in the 1000 block of Lafayette Boulevard, just beyond an area known as Dead Man’s Curve, city police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said.

A witness reported seeing a small white car go out of control as it rounded the curve and hit an SUV before crashing into the front porch of the house. The impact dislodged several supporting pillars from the porch.

Both the driver and his passenger suffered multiple but non-life threatening injuries in the crash. They were trapped in the car for a short while before being freed by emergency workers.

The road was closed briefly while the victims and the damaged vehicles were tended to, Bledsoe said. Both the driver and the injured passenger were wearing seat belts.

A woman who lives in the house was not injured but was upset by the damage to her vehicle and her home, police said. She was allowed to remain in the home after fire officials assessed the damage.

Waleed Al Yami, 22, of Spotsylvania County was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and driving without a license. Both he and his passenger were taken to Mary Washington Hospital.

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