Drunk driver crashes into front yard

A man crashed into the front yard of a home near Illinois and Vernon Sunday morning.

The car crashed into several cars and then hit a tree in the 2600 block of South Vernon around 1:30 a.m.

Police said the driver, 47-year-old Johnny Demps, was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He and a 46-year-old female passenger were ejected from the vehicle and taken to the hospital.

Demps was charged with intoxication assault.

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