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Driver in serious condition after crashing car into St. George home

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Apr 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-23 20:34:02-04

ST GEORGE, Utah – A house is condemned after police said a man who was high on heroin crashed into it Thursday morning.

It happened around 7:45. Police say 29-year-old David Brereton was driving east on 1450 N. Unexpectedly, he ignored a stop sign on Dixie Downs Road, jumped a curb and crashed into a mobile home on the other side.

St George Police Sergeant Sam Despain says officers found drugs and other paraphernalia in the car, specifically heroin. Brereton was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Mug Shot: David Brereton

Mug Shot: David Brereton

Only a cat was in the home at the time, the owner away on vacation. Despain says that was lucky, because the crash knocked the home off it’s structural foundations.

“It shook the home pretty well,” says Despain. “And the weight of the home was resting on the car.”

Neighbors are glad no one else was injured. Perez says Brereton almost hit another car crossing Dixie Downs Road, but had it been a little later, kids would have been walking to school.

Brereton faces possible charges of driving under the influence, and drug possession