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Louisville couple awakens to find car inside their home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man woke up to find headlights in the front bedroom of his home right before the holidays.

The couple living in the home is packing up their belongings, and will have to live in a hotel. Even so, they are choosing to remain positive about the incident.

Katelyn and Spencer Hill never imagined they would wake up to find a car that had crunched a hole through their home while they slept.

"I rolled out of bed so fast and I just rushed outside!" said Katelyn. "I came out and went into this room and there were headlights when I went inside."

While he called 911, Katelyn ran outside.

"All I see is just a white car, and this young man just trying to pry his way out of his car. I looked at him and I said, 'Are you okay?' And he was like, 'Where am I?' I said, 'You just crashed into our house. Are you okay?'"

Luckily, no one was in the front bedroom of their home in east Louisville. But at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a car was.

The Hills say the driver, 22-year-old David Nett, seemed confused and smelled like alcohol, but was okay as police arrived.

"The first thing they asked him was, 'Sir, how much have you been drinking?'" Katelyn recalled. "They took him out into the road and made him, you know, 'Sir, can you walk in a straight line?'"

According to a police report, Nett failed those field sobriety tests, and his breath test produced results of .219.

Nett is charged with DUI and wanton endangerment.

The Hills are working with their landlord and insurance agents to figure it all out. Their house is a mess, the hole welcomes in cold air, and the structural damage may be at risk. The Hills have a lot to complain about, but this Thanksgiving, they are still giving thanks.

"This stinks, but everyone's fine, including the driver," said Katelyn. "It's just a house. Everything can be replaced and I'm grateful for that."

The couple says they are also grateful for the extreme kindness of police at the scene and for a neighbor they have never met who stopped by with a $50 gift card to a grocery store.

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