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Speeding car crashes into Westwood home
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A man faces charges after he reportedly slammed his vehicle into a home in Westwood, narrowly missing the bedroom where a small child was sleeping.Police say the driver, Robbie Andrew Bates, 24, was so drunk he didn’t even recall the time leading up to his crash into the Indian Mound Drive home of Ron and Becky Fryar.“He stated several times he didn’t know where he was,” said McMinnville policewoman Rachel Nichols of the suspect’s admission, noting the last thing he remembered was crossing Westwood Bridge behind the wheel of the borrowed GMC Envoy.Police responded to the Fryar home Friday evening, moments after neighbors reported seeing a vehicle speed through the residential neighborhood going about 75 mph. Officers found the GMC pinned against a tree and noted damage to a vehicle that had been parked in the driveway. There was also quite a bit of damage to the house, suggesting a high rate of speed.“The outer wall of the residence was demolished,” Nichols said.