HANOVER, Md. - A hit-and-run driver plowed into the front of a house in Hanover around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Anne Arundel County Police said.
A family was inside at the time.
Police responded to the reported crash in the 7600 block of Ridge Chapel Road, where a 2012 Dodge Avenger had crashed into the front of a house and caused extensive damage, police said. The vehicle left the scene but was found unoccupied later.
"It's very surprising to hear a collision in the front of you r house in the middle of the night. [The family] woke up very startled, came outside, and assisted the officers in describing what had happened," Marc Limansky, a spokesman with the police department, said.
The driver, 28-year-old Quentin Louis McClain, was located and arrested a short time later after fleeing the scene.
"Officers searched the area and, initially, weren't able to find anybody. There was a homeowner home who gave a description of the vehicle. Officers followed a distinct trail. The vehicle had apparently been leaking at this point. There was a bumper left at the scene," Limansky said.
McClain, of the 1400 block of Fairbanks Drive in Hanover, returned to the scene of the accident after his car was found. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and related charges.