Police department officials say they were called out to a home in Houma after the driver of a Fed-Ex truck is accused of smashing the vehicle into the front of a home Tuesday afternoon according to WGNO.

Investigators say that 31-year-old Michael Smith was operating the Fed-Ex truck, and the vehicle careened into the home after leaving the roadway.

Officials say the man was found to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage, marijuana, and Tramadol.

FedEx Driver Crashes into Home
WWL Photo

Thankfully the people who live in the home were not hurt. According to WWLTV there were several people at home at the time of the crash.

Police officers say 31-year-old Michael Smith was the person driving the truck at the time it crashed into the Houma home. Officers say that Smith failed a field sobriety test.

They said,

Smith was found to be in possession of an open alcoholic beverage, marijuana, and Tramadol.

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Officers on the scene arrested Smith and while trying to get him into the police car they say he was not cooperating. When they got to the Houma Police Department Smith was also accused of refusing to submit to a breath test.

Police were able to get a warrant for Smith's blood, and the test reviewed he was intoxicated.

Smith was booked into the local jail on several charges:

  • DWI 1st Offense
  • Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Schedule IV Narcotics
  • Resisting an Officer
Houma Home Damage

Fed-Ex issued a statement, and WWL says part of the statement read,

Safety is our top priority, and we are grateful no one was injured. This is intolerable behavior, and the driver is no longer providing service on behalf of Fed-Ex....

You can view the video of the Fed-Ex vehicle slamming into the front of the home on Mary Hughes Circle in Houma from a video obtained by WWL.

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