Alleged drunk driver crashes car through backyard of Downers Grove home
DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove man allegedly crashed his car through a chain link fence before coming to a stop 250 feet into a backyard at 9:37 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Prairie Avenue.
The driver, Aaron E. Johnson, 23, 1918 Hitchcock Ave., Downers Grove, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated assault, resisting a peace officer and driving too fast for conditions, police said.
Police said his purple Honda Accord became airborne during the wreck before it created several large divots in the landscaping of the yard, smashed through a chain-link fence, struck a tree and dislodged landscaping bricks. Johnson told police his brakes malfunctioned.
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