By News-Register staff • 

Car crashes into Newberg home; family unharmed

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The car crashed through a fence and hit the side of the house about 3:15 a.m.
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The car crashed through a fence and hit the side of the house about 3:15 a.m.
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The impact badly damaged the house, but the sleeping family was unhurt.
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The impact badly damaged the house, but the sleeping family was unhurt.
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The suspect abandoned the vehicle, police say, but he was tracked down and arrested.
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The suspect abandoned the vehicle, police say, but he was tracked down and arrested.

NEWBERG - A sleeping Newberg family escaped injury Tuesday morning when a car crashed into their residence.

Capt. Jeff Kosmicki of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department gave this account.

At 3:15 a.m., officers responded to a report that a car had driven into a residence at 101 E. Mountainview Drive.

When the arrived, they located an unoccupied 2003 Mercedes in the backyard. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on Main Street and fail to stop at the controlled intersection of Main and Mountainview.

The vehicle knocked down a stop sign, jumped the curb, destroyed a neighbor's fence, drove through the front yard of the Mountainview Drive residence and smashed into the west side of the house, causing significant damage.

Unidentified family members inside the home were not injured.

The driver, identified as Sergey Ogrenics, 30, of Newberg, was charged with one count each of first-degree criminal mischief, driving under the influence of intoxicants, hit-and-run and recklessly endangering another person. He fled the scene on foot and was taken into custody at his Crater Lane residence.

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