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Police: drunk driver crashes truck, burglarizes home

Submitted Mon, 12/10/2012 - 8:26am by Andy Alm

VERNON TWP. – A drunk driver crashes his truck, then runs and hides in a basement.  The problem is… it wasn’t his basement.  It happened around 4:30 Sunday morning.  State Police in Meadville say 20-year-old Benjamin Mattocks wrecked an F-150 pickup truck on Route 19 close to Bailey Road, then kicked in the basement door of a nearby house and ducked inside.  It wasn’t long though before he was caught by the boyfriend of the woman who lives in that house, and he held Mattocks until police arrived on the scene.  Mattocks is now facing charges of Driving Under the Influence, as well as Burglary and Criminal Trespass.