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Police: Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Parked Cars, Sparks House Fire

Posted at 4:56 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 10:56:53-05

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Frankfort couple is out of their home after a car plowed into it, causing a fire.

It happened just after 9:30 p.m. Monday night on Letcher Avenue.

Police say a suspected drunk driver was coming down Alexander Street in a pickup truck and swiped two parked cars.

The truck then drove straight into the house on Letcher, just feet away from where the couple was sitting in their living room.

The truck hit a gas line, sparking a fire that caused heavy damage to the home.

The driver ran off and police are looking for him.

We’re told the couple is staying with family members.