Mildred Monroe was sitting in her home at 1215 Shady Lane Friday night when she heard a loud crash outside. She went out on her porch to find a black 1996 Honda Civic crushed against the front of her house. Inside, Freddie Turner sat behind the steering wheel, dazed from the impact. Monroe called 911 and CPD and Columbus Firefighters responded to the scene. Turner was pulled from the car, and was tended to by firefighters. He had split his eyebrow in the wreck and blood covered his face. Turner was put into a neck brace and taken away in an ambulance. He was given a blood test at the hospital and it was later determined that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Turner stated that he was driving north on Shady Lane when he lost control of his car. He drove through a bush, plowed through a chain link fence, knocked Monroe’s Dodge Neon across the yard and came to rest against the house. Had Turner not hit the other car, he surely would have sheared off the gas main on the front of the house. The main ended up pinned between the Civic and the house. The Neon received major damage to the driver’s side of the car, but definitely saved the home.0