A Suffolk County man was awaken from his sleep yesterday morning when an SUV came crashing through his house—flying airborne into the second floor! 58-year-old John Sarli was sleeping on a couch in his den at the back of his East Moriches home around 12:25 when the Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 20-year-old Adam Clark came flying into his foyer and landed headlights-up. Clark had run a stop sign and then hit a berm that sent him into the air for about 85 feet according to Sarli.
Police say that Clark reeked of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and was slurring his speech when they arrived on the scene. He failed sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. A friend of his was also in the car, but did not face any charges. Clark's father told Newsday, "It's just one of these unfortunate things. These kids have growing pains." He added that his son has "always been a good kid" and "never was in bad trouble."
Sarli says that he had just put up the home for sale on Friday, but laughed that he's "not selling anymore" after the accident. He seems to have taken the incident remarkably in stride, as you can see in the video below of him showing off the scene of the crime.