MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 24-year-old Zimmerman man was arrested Thursday after driving a car into a home in Princeton, police said.

According to the Princeton Police Department, at 8:56 p.m. Mille Lacs County Dispatch received a call of a car striking a house in the 900 block of 1st Street North.

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Upon arrival, police found two homes had been hit by the car. Officers then began evacuating people from the two homes.

During the evacuation, a fire started near the car.

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(credit: Logan Studnek)

(credit: Logan Studnek)

The Princeton Fire Department was called and crews were able to put out the fire.

According to the police, officers set up a perimeters and evacuated all the homes inside of the residences due to a detected gas leak from a nearby home.

Roughly one hour later, residents were let back into their homes.

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The man was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. Formal charges are pending.