Truck crashes into Mesa home

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A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas
A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas
A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas
A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas
A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas A truck crashed into a Mesa home, leaving a large hole. By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. -- A truck crashed into a Mesa home Monday night, leaving a large hole in the side of the residence.

A Dodge Dakota was traveling south on Longmore Street just south of U.S. 60 at approximately 11:30 p.m. when the driver apparently lost control and hit the side of the home.

The truck knocked out a large section of the living room wall, which was unoccupied at the time.

The residents of the home were awakened by the noise and said the driver was already out of the vehicle when they went outside. The driver tried to flee on foot but was tackled by a male resident of the home. He held the driver on the ground until police arrived.

Mesa Fire Department paramedics checked the driver, identified as Lee Handke, 23, of Chandler, then released him into police custody.

No one in the home was injured.

Police said Handke will be charged with DUI.