WRENTHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A drunken driver struck a utility pole, a fence, and a pine tree before slamming into a home and overturning in Wrentham early Friday morning, police said.

Officers responding to a single-car crash in the area of Chestnut Street at Ingrid Drive just after midnight found a car that had struck a utility pole before driving across a yard over boulders, crashing through a stockade fence, hitting a pine tree, and barreling into the side of a house, according to Wrentham police.

The 27-year-old driver, whose name has not been released, allegedly became assaultive toward firefighters as they removed him from the vehicle and had to be restrained by officers.

He was transported to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Police say he is facing charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation, and other offenses.

Jackie Gately’s home sustained significant damage to the living room area but there were no reported injuries to the occupants inside.

“The big section of spruce I believe is what slowed him down,” Gately said. “We’re so thankful. Twenty years ago, when we planted that, who knew it would be the difference between a car going through my house.”

The crash remains under investigation.

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