ALOHA, Ore. – A woman was arrested for DUII after crashing into two houses in Aloha making it the second time one of the homes was hit in three days.
Just after 4 p.m., Kimberly Veed of Portland failed to negotiate a turn on Southwest Rock Road and drove into the houses, said Sgt. Vance Stimler with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash was the second time in three days a drunk driver crashed into one of the properties near 17795 SW Rock Road, Stimler said.
Responding deputies determined Veed was driving under the influence, and after conducting a field sobriety test, found her blood alcohol level to be more than twice the legal limit.
Neighbors told KGW that because the area has grown so quickly and traffic has increased on the Tualatin Valley Highway, drivers are searching for shortcuts through neighborhoods.
“The gal came across the side of our yard and took out all of our fence and hit our house,” said Susan Schmidt, whose home was hit by Veer. “This is the seventh time someone has come into our yard.”
Schmidt's neighbor, Gwen Tumlinson, has similar stories. She said her garage has been hit many times, with one accident even killing a motorcyclist.
“It's always being hit. All the time they hit it when they come through the yard,” she said.
Schmidt and Tumlinson want the county to do something at the intersection, which currently permits right turns without stopping.
“It's very dangerous. They should put a light there, so they have to stop,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt hopes something can be done because scenes like this are getting old.