Man loses control of vehicle, strikes Andover home

A 24-year-old Andover man may be facing charges after he rolled his vehicle, struck a house and injured his passenger Tuesday evening (July 10).

According to Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the 24-year-old male was driving south on Round Lake Boulevard in Andover and apparently was operating “in an unsafe manner,” witnesses told police.

When another vehicle passed the Andover man and he allegedly went to pass this driver, he lost control and struck a median near 134th Avenue. This caused the vehicle to roll, nearly hit a parked car and strike a house.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m., Sommer said.

One person was inside the home, but was not hurt, he said.

The driver and his 25-year-old passenger from West Palm Beach, Fla., were injured and taken to Mercy Hospital. The full extent of the injuries are not known, but Sommer said it appeared the injuries are non life-threatening.

According to Sommer, the sheriff’s office has forwarded the case to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office for consideration of possible gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI and criminal vehicular operation charges against the driver, who was booked at the Anoka County Jail Wednesday morning (July 11).

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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