An intoxicated St. Paul man drove through his garage and crashed into the house of his neighbor Friday evening, according to police. Thomas Falk, 70, was arrested on suspicion of gross misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Tested at the scene, Falk registered a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.20. The legal limit for driving in Minnesota is 0.08.
Officers were called Falk’s house, at 988 E. Orange Ave. in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, just after 6:15 p.m. They found Falk’s pickup truck crashed into the rear of his next-door neighbor’s house.
Investigators determined that Falk had driven through the back wall of his garage, which faced a rear alley, across his back yard and into the back yard of his neighbor, where the pickup struck the neighbor’s house.
No one, including Falk, was injured in the crash. Falk was arrested without incident and booked into the Ramsey County Jail. Tad Vezner can be reached at 651-228-5461. Follow him at twitter.com/SPnoir.