Driver arrested after crashing car into Avondale home

Robert Paul Buccella, 50, was arrested on possession of marijuana and driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or chemical substance charges. He was also charged with four counts of causing property damage with a DUI.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A driver was arrested after his car plowed into an Avondale home late Thursday night.

Robert Paul Buccella, 50, was arrested on possession of marijuana and driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or chemical substance charges. He was also charged with four counts of causing property damage with a DUI.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. at the corner of Randall and Rensselaer in Avondale. 

Buccella told police that he was driving in the area when a vehicle pulled out in front of him. He said he cut hard left and ran into the home.

Police said they saw damage to other vehicles near the home. An officer at the scene said he "smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage" coming from Buccella's breath and his eyes were bloodshot.

While searching the suspect, officers found a bag of marijuana in his left shirt pocket, the arrest report said.

 

 

 

First Coast News spoke with a neighbor who said the driver was still hitting the gas after the crash and "looked so impaired during a sobriety test." 

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