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Driver who hit Medford house faces DWI charge

Mauricio Zabala, 30, of Medford, was arrested after

Mauricio Zabala, 30, of Medford, was arrested after the car he was driving crashed into a Medford house, Suffolk County police said. He faces multiple charges, including driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, fleeing the scene of an accident, criminal impersonation, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief, police said. (Aug. 13, 2012) Credit: Stringer News Service

A man who crashed his car into a Medford house early Monday and then tried to flee from the homeowner and police faces multiple charges, including drunken driving, Suffolk County police said.

Mauricio Zabala, 30, of Medford smashed his car into a house on Jamaica Avenue about 4 a.m. and then ran off, police said.

The homeowner chased Zabala, and police later arrested him on charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, fleeing the scene of an accident, criminal impersonation, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief, police said.

No one was injured, police said.

Police said there also was an active warrant on Zabala for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. His arraignment information was not immediately available.

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