A Fair Lawn man, whom police said was driving drunk, crashed his black Jaguar into the side of a Lincoln Avenue home early Friday morning.
Seth Noah, 20, was found passed out in his car at the scene, police said. Upon failing a field sobriety test, Noah was charged with driving under the influence and issued a summons for possession of a small amount of marijuana that was found in his car, police said.
Noah was uninjured in the crash, but the home did take some minor damage, police said. Its owner, Ray Abadia, said the accident dented some siding, damaged a home heating oil pipe and cracked the home's foundation in two places.
Abadia said he was awakened just after 4 a.m. by a loud thud near where he had fallen asleep on the living room couch. When he rose to peer out a window, he could see only headlights beaming so went outside to inspect further.
Outside, Abadia said he found that a black Jaguar had jumped the curb and crashed into the side of his house. He said he approached the car, whose engine was still running, but could not see inside its tinted windows to make out whether anyone inside was injured and in need of aid.
"I was yelling on the driver's side door, 'Is everyone alright?' but I got no answer," Abadia said.
Unable to get a response from anyone inside the car, Abadia went back inside and called the police.
Officers arrived on the scene shortly and were able to wake the driver, identified as Noah, by shining a flashlight into the car, Abadia said.
Abadia said Noah seemed dazed when he exited the vehicle and only appeared to realize that he had crashed into a house when police alerted him to the accident. When Noah realized what had happened, police said he seemed upset with himself. He was taken away in handcuffs and transported to police headquarters after failing a roadside sobriety test, police said.