Car crashes into home, knocks resident off the couch

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A car crashed into the side of a Lancaster County home early Saturday morning and knocked a sleeping resident off the couch.

Troy Weaver sustained a minor arm injury, according to East Earl Township police Chief Kevin McCarthy. The driver who crashed into the home told police he had fallen asleep at the wheel before he crashed into the home on the 200 block of East Main Street around 2 a.m.

McCarthy said alcohol may have been a factor in the case. Charges are pending against the driver, 32-year-old Daryl Pierce of Manheim.

The Weaver family is staying with friends or family while their home is repaired. The insurance company told them repairs will take at least a week.

Pierce had to be freed from his car by Terre Hill firefighters and Lancaster County's Rescue Task force. They also worked to stabilize the home.

A portion of East Main Street was closed this morning while police investigated the crash.

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