Police are searching for a suspected drunk driver who ran off after slamming his pickup truck into a Staten Island home early Monday morning. An 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle, Cesar Ramos-Morales, attempted to flee in the truck, but ended up crashing into a nearby grassy knoll, police said. He was arrested at the scene on charges of driving while intoxicated.

The crash, which occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, caused extensive damage to the front of a residential home at 350 Jewett Avenue in Port Richmond, according to police. The Department of Buildings was called to the scene, and determined that the home had been illegally converted to include apartments in the attic and basement. The Staten Island Advance reports that 19 people were inside the house at the time of the incident.

A partial vacate order was issued, and at least six adults were forced to leave the illegal apartments, according to the DOB. The agency has issued violations to the building owner for illegal construction, failure to provide tenants with adequate egress, and violating the Certificate of Occupancy, which classified the residence as a two-family home.

The American Red Cross has offered emergency relocation assistance to the displaced families. Meanwhile, the FDNY has shored up parts of the home affected by the crash.

Police are continuing their search for the initial driver of the pickup truck. There were no injuries reported.

This is an ongoing story and we'll update as more information becomes available.