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Undersheriff: Drunk driver crashed into Lapeer County home

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LAPEER COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A couple is lucky to be alive after investigators said a drunk driver crashed into their home early Saturday morning.

Lapeer County Undersheriff Jeremy Howe said 28-year-old William Bessey, from Fostoria, was northbound on Fostoria Road just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Bessey claims he swerved to avoid a herd of deer and drove into the side of the house at 6945 Fostoria Road in Marathon Township, Howe said.

His vehicle hit the bedroom where the homeowners were sleeping, but they were not hurt.

The undersheriff said Bessey admitted he was drinking and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Bessey was not injured and was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated and driving on a suspended driver's license. He has had numerous previous convictions for both offenses, the sheriff's office said.

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