Posted: Mar 7, 2013 5:28 PM by Cameron Polom, KSBY News
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 5:41 PM
Clean-up is under way at a home near the intersection of Orcutt Road and Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo, after a car slammed into it Wednesday night.
Cassandra Cheatham of San Luis Obispo was arrested on suspicion of DUI around 11:00 pm Wednesday.
This isn't the first instance of its kind involving that same home.
"I heard a really loud bang, bang," said resident Savla Levi. After checking on her 9-year old daughter, Levi made her way to the front yard and found a Toyota Scion sticking out of her garage.
"I was totally in shock, partially I was really shaken up because I thought that my daughter's room got hit. That was just the first thing I thought," said Levi. "So I was really shook up and then when I saw this I was like oh my gosh what happened."
Police say a young woman under the influence of alcohol plowed into the home at more than 50 miles an hour.
"People come flying over the hill," said property manager Harry Beier. "It's a rolling hill so you don't even see what you're coming up on until the last minute."
He says they've had five major accidents over the last ten years at the home, including an identical crash in 2007.
"We had a fire hydrant hit at such a high speed by one of the drivers that it flew straight into the living room window," said Beier.
He says they've repeatedly asked the city for a solution for the intersection.
"Well when we were talking to the city the last time, we asked them if they could put a flashing light to indicate the stop," said Beier, but at this point no action has been taken.
"There's no real notice of the stop sign," said Levi, "so I just think something needs to happen. There needs to be a light of some sort put there so that people will actually start stopping."
City officials say they do evaluations on each intersection and track the amount of collisions, but say at this point, the number of collisions at Orcutt and Johnson don't warrant any action.
The owners of the home say they have spent more than $75,000 in repairs over the last 10 years.
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