MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 37-year-old man is in jail on suspicion of drunk driving and domestic assault after driving an SUV through a house in Cottage Grove early Wednesday morning following a domestic dispute, according to police.
Cottage Grove Police were called at about 2:19 a.m. to the 8100 block of Ideal on a report of an SUV that went through a house. When officers arrived, the vehicle had crashed through the garage, went through a family room and out the back of the house after smashing through a sliding glass door.READ MORE: Authorities In St. Louis County Search For Harry Hart, Missing Man With Dementia
The driver then crashed through a fence and drove back into the garage before fleeing the scene, police said. The suspect was located a short time later hiding under a vehicle and was taken into custody.
Police later identified the suspect as 37-year-old Michael Aaby of Cottage Grove.READ MORE: Investigators Say 4 Victims Found In Wisconsin Were Killed In St. Paul
Police said Aaby was arrested for DWI and other offenses, including domestic assault. After an investigation, officers determined the man had been involved in a domestic incident with his wife before intentionally driving the SUV through his rented house.
Aaby is now at Washington County Jail awaiting criminal charges.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Marginal Risk Of Severe Storms Monday; Big Temp Drop Follows
Due to structural damage, a condemnation notice has been placed at the home by the City’s Chief Building Official.