NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — New Castle County Police say a man has been cited after he drove into a home while he was texting.
It happened this afternoon in Newark’s Woodland Trails neighborhood.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Weekend Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Most Of Philadelphia Region
Authorities say they got a 911 call that a silver Pontiac Bonneville drove into a house on Archer Circle.
Once emergency crews arrived, they searched the home and found no one was inside at the time.
The 23-year-old driver was on the scene and was not injured.READ MORE: West Philadelphia Shooting Leaves Man In Extremely Critical Condition, Police Say
He told police he missed a turn that caused him to drive onto a grassy yard and over a short chain link fence, before he crashed into the back of the house.
A county building inspector determined the house is no longer inhabitable.
The Delaware Red Cross is working to assist the homeowner.
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