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DUI driver crashes into Apple Valley home narrowly missing couple sleeping inside

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A 21-year-old man was arrested for DUI after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a home narrowly missing a husband and wife sleeping in their bed.

It happened on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at about 2:35 am, in the 15000 block of Mandan Road in Apple Valley.

The suspect, Bailey Joshua Forshey, of Hesperia, was driving a 2008 Volkswagen sedan while under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a residence, officials said.

As Forshey traveled on Mandan Road where the roadway curves, the vehicle rolled and eventually landed on its roof after crashing into the bedroom and striking a bed where a husband and wife were sleeping.

Firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded and examined the two residents, as well as the driver.

The husband and wife were treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Bailey Forshey was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and he was booked at the High Desert Detention Center following a pre-booking medical check at Saint Mary’s Hospital, stated a sheriff’s news release.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputies Greg Teplansky and Trevor James or Sergeant James R. Evans at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station (760) 240-7400.

On July 6, 2018, Victor Valley News reported on a crash in the same area that involved a motorcyclist who was airlifted after he lost control and crashed into a large metal dumpster. That same night, VVNG staff members spoke with residents who expressed their concerns and frustrations over many similar incidents that have occurred over the past years.

Herman Ceniceros said he’s lived at his home for over 30 years and has replaced his fence several times. “I’ve had cars crash, flip, and land in my front yard. One guy even had the nerve to crawl out, unscrew the license plates from the car and take off running.”

Another neighbor Susan Miller said her worst fear was that one day a drunk driver would plow through her home seriously injuring her or one of her family members. Unfortunately, for Susan, that fear turned into a reality early Wednesday morning when she woke up to a car in her bedroom.

Residents say they are tired of the speeders who use Mandan Road as a shortcut to get to Highway 18 and are demanding the town do something before an innocent person is killed.

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