EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A 50-year-old man is facing charges after crashing into an apartment building in East Providence Sunday night.
Police say the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Evergreen Drive.
A 12 News crew at the scene was there when crews pulled the vehicle out, leaving a gaping hole in the building.
The driver, identified as Antonio Lopes, wasn’t inside the vehicle when they arrived at the scene, according to fire officials.
“We did a search of the apartment and there was one person that was slightly injured,” East Providence Battalion Chief Frederick MacDonald said. “They’re being evaluated by rescue. The driver of the vehicle was located in another apartment and he’s also being evaluated.”
Lopes was charged with driving under the influence (B.A.C. unknown) and refusing to submit to a chemical test.
The building inspector was called to the scene to determine the extent of the damage.