Newton County driver crashes into back of home in early morning hours Monday

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence at 10 Old Oak Court early Monday morning after a Chevrolet Silvarado struck the rear of the house.

According to NCSO spokesman 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, around 1 a.m. a man lost control of his vehicle on Cowan Road and traveled into the backyard of 10 Old Oak Court, stopping after he struck the rear of the residence.

Terri Rand Stokes, 48, of 185 Trelawney Drive, the driver of the Silvarado, who was still seated in his vehicle when deputies arrived on the scene, was arrested and charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane.

There were no injuries to the inhabitants of the house reported, though it is estimated there was $4,000 in damages done to the structure.

In other crime news, a man called the NCSO around 3 p.m. Friday to report an assault.

According to the NCSO incident report, the man stated he was driving south on Ga. Highway 36 when a vehicle passed him, slammed on the brakes in front of him and a young unknown white man got out of the car. He said the young man ran up to his vehicle and punched him in the face. The stranger then went back to his car and sped away.

The complainant stated he didn't know who the person was and had no idea why he was assaulted.

A tag number was obtained and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.