A 27-year-old man was arrested early Saturday after his car plowed into a duplex that was occupied by a father and his 8-year-old boy.
Jarrod S. Mendenhall was booked into the Benton County jail just before 4 a.m. on suspicion of felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence.
Mendenhall was driving his Subaru sedan south on Conway Place when he failed to stop at a stop sign and drove across West Fourth Avenue, according to Kennewick police.
The car went through the intersection, then drove through the home’s front door and a cinder block wall.
The adult resident received nonlife-threatening injuries to his head and face, police said. His son was not injured.
Mendenhall was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital for evaluation, then transported to jail.
A GoFundMe account has been started for the single father and his son since they need to find a new place to live and replace many belongings destroyed in the crash.
In the first four hours, people helped raise $300 of the 3,000 goal.
The account creator wrote that the Subaru went from the living room to the kitchen, hitting furniture, appliances and anything else in its path. Photos attached to the account show large holes in both the front and back walls of the duplex.