Everett man hits parked cars, backs over utility pole before crashing into own home

EVERETT (WHDH) — An Everett man is facing OUI charges after police say he crashed into several parked cars and a backed over a utility pole before slamming into his own home.

Jose Pineda, 43, faced a Malden District Court judge Friday morning after police responded overnight to a scene of destruction on Irving Street.

Police said Pineda hit four parked cars and his own home, while bringing down live wires in the process. Several residents were left without heat and electricity.

Pinata told 7News that he just lost control of the vehicle. “I tried to put the car in park, but I hit the gas.”

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Authorities say officers determined that Pineda was under the influence of alcohol

“I got a big problem. Police think I drove drunk,” Pineda told 7News.

When asked if he had drank before driving, Pineda said he had a “couple of beers.”

Pineda was ordered held on $500 bail. He is due back in court on June 20.

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