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North Dakota man arrested after allegedly driving drunk into Moorhead home

Aaron Michael Johnson

MOORHEAD — A Ransom, N.D., man was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his pickup truck into a Moorhead home.

Police responded to the scene of the crash at about 12:47 a.m. at a house on the 3500 block of 23rd Avenue South, where the caller had been asleep in the room the truck had crashed into.

Officers discovered a white 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup stuck into the exterior of the home. The interior of the home was damaged, but the truck had not broken through.

The woman inside was shaken but not physically harmed, Moorhead city officials said in a news release.

The driver of the truck, Aaron Michael Johnson, 33, was found across the street. It appeared he'd lost control of the vehicle going eastbound on 24th Avenue South from 34th Street.

He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to Clay County jail, where a breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.18, more than double the legal limit to drive.

Johnson was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and criminal damage to property.