Driver hits house in early-morning crash; alcohol suspected

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A Columbus woman is being accused of driving with a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when she crashed into a house early this morning.

Columbus police say that the SUV hit the garage of a home in the 1200 block of Pine Hill Drive at about 3:30 this morning, causing significant damage.

The driver of the SUV, 26-year-old Melissa J. Calderon of Columbus allegedly had trouble keeping her balance and she was slurring her words while talking to officers. CPD says that a portable breath test revealed her alcohol level as .230. Calderon refused medical treatment at the scene of the crash, but was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to have her blood tested.

She is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated.