Florida Man Crashes Into House After Fight with Wife

July 9, 2010

A South Florida man reportedly drove his sport utility vehicle through the front of his house after arguing with his wife.

Police say officers responded to the home of 48-year-old Joseph Loprete Sunday night to find the home’s front door, window and wall in pieces. His wife told police that he had become angry at a Fourth of July party earlier, and the two continued to argue on the drive home. The wife and four of their children, who had also been in the SUV, got out of the vehicle and went inside. Moments later, the wife reported hearing a boom and saw the SUV in the living room.

Officers reported that Loprete’s speech was slurred and he smelled like alcohol. He declined a blood-alcohol test.

Loprete faces several charges, including DUI property damage.

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