A Clarksville man faces several charges after allegedly stealing a large truck and driving it into a house while intoxicated.
A news release from Clarksville Police says officers were called to 121 Bluegrass Road around 3:20 this morning regarding a Building Supply truck that had crashed into a house.
When officers arrived, they found a truck had left the roadway, hit a tree, continued on, crashed into a house and then overturned in the front yard. A large portion of the front brick on the house was torn away and significant damage was done.
Police found the vehicle unoccupied, but found the drivers license of 21-year old Christopher Harlan Taylor of Dalewood Drive, which was only a few streets away. Officers found Taylor at his home apparently intoxicated and with cuts on his body that appeared to be recent.
He was taken back to the scene and refused a field sobriety test, saying he was drunk. He told officers his friends left him at a bar without a ride home and that he jumped a fence to steal the 50-thousand dollar Building Supply truck, which he drove through a locked gate.
Taylor was charged with vehicle theft, vehicle burglary, felony vandalism, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and with being absent without leave from the Air National Guard in Smyrna.