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Man charged with DUI after car crashes into Rock Hill home

A man crashed a borrowed car into a Rock Hill home Sunday while driving drunk, police say.

Antonia Whitlock, 24, has been charged with driving under the influence and driving under suspension, according to police documents.

Officers went to the home at 199 Sidney St. at about 2 a.m., according to a Rock Hill police report.

The home is divided into two units. Teresa Erby, 44, rents one unit and her daughter rents the other, which was struck by the car.

Erby had returned home from visiting her uncle’s house when she discovered the crash.

“There was a bunch of people standing around, and when I pulled up, the car was in the house,” she said.

Erby also reported seeing four or five men running from the car, a Chevrolet Impala.

One man inside the car was trying to get out, the report states. A witness forced the car door open and held the man down until police arrived.

The man had slurred speech and told police he wasn’t the driver, the report states. Officers contacted the owner of the car, who said she had let the man borrow it Sunday, the report states.

Officers found a 9mm handgun under the passenger seat.

Whitlock consented to a blood alcohol content test at Piedmont Medical Center, according to the report. He was arrested and taken to the city jail, where he was released on $1,649.50 bond.

The car struck Erby’s daughter’s bedroom.

“Thank God she wasn’t in there,” Erby said.

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