Woman Who Was Inside The Home At The Time Of The Incident Was Not Hurt

GLEN HEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after his car slammed into a home early Tuesday morning, police said.

Ricardo Medina-Baez, 41, of Long Beach, was behind the wheel of a 2005 Volkswagen when the vehicle left the road and struck a home on Glen Cove Avenue around 1 a.m., police said.

The car burst into flames and the house caught fire after the crash, police said.

Medina-Baez was taken to a hospital with a head injury. His condition is unknown.

A woman who was inside the home at the time of the incident was not hurt.

The vehicle has been impounded.

The investigation is ongoing.

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