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Driver to face DUI, heroin charges after crashing car into Utah County home

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 19:50:25-05

LINDON, Utah - Authorities have identified a man who crashed his car into a Lindon home Monday morning as 37-year-old Trevor Laycock.

Laycock was taken to the hospital and cited for driving under the influence of drugs as well as possession of heroin.

The home Laycock reportedly barreled into, near 140 East and 400 North, belongs to Darrell Frampton and his wife.

They were inside the home when the car came crashing into it.

"It felt like an earthquake," Frampton said.

He quickly called 911, and went outside to figure out what happened.

Police said Laycock launched into the air and onto a lawn when he veered off the road.

They believe he was high on heroin and speeding at the time.

"He took my neighbor’s mailbox out and slid sideways," Frampton said, describing the crash path.

Tire tracks show the car continued into Frampton's backyard.

The car slammed into a tree, before going airborne a second time as it jumped over a retaining wall and into Frampton's garage.

When firefighters arrived minutes later, they focused on making sure the crumbling corner didn't give way as they worked to get Laycock out of the car.

Chief Cullimore said Laycock suffered cuts on his forehead, and spent most of the day in the hospital before being released to the care of a family member. He's now awaiting official charges.

Frampton said the damage so far racks up to around $70,000 or $80,000 for his home, which he said he built himself in 1964.

He expects insurance will cover the cost of repairs.

The fire department allowed the Framptons back into their house soon after the crash.

Frampton said he's thankful the car hit the garage, and not a few feet over.

"He would have hit the kitchen where we would have been having breakfast," he said.