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Man drives car into house

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Clearwater police charged 47-year-old Randall Fowler of Holiday with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, after he allegedly crashed his truck through a living room wall at 8:15 Tuesday evening.

Jail records say Fowler was released at about 6:15 Wednesday morning after posting a $750 bond.

Hours later, the Aaron family was still cleaning up.

"We found glass all the way out there in the carpet, all the way back there," Tracie Aaron said, pointing to adjoining rooms.

Aaron said she and her 15-year old daughter were watching a scary movie at the time.

"I saw the headlights come up fast and then it crashed in, and I jumped over the couch and I just screamed -- I couldn't stop screaming," Danielle recalled Wednesday.

Her mother had no advance warning.

"I didn't see any of the headlights, I don't remember any of it," Tracie said. "All I know is he was there, and then backed out -- that was all I know. And I couldn't get out of the house because there was glass everywhere."

Several neighbors heard the crash and came running. Ron Reinhardt credited one of them with stopping Fowler.

"I heard him yelling, get out of the car, get out of the truck get out the truck," Reinhardt said. "Paul told me later he wasn't about to let him get out on Belcher, he could've killed someone."

Reinhardt also said he heard Fowler in a loud argument a few doors away, then heard the truck take off with squealing tires. Somehow the vehicle made a sharp left turn and drove directly into the house, missing a car parked in the driveway on one side and a telephone pole on the other.

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