DUI Suspect Drives Through Kern County Home, Injures 11-Year-Old Girl

The girl was pinned beneath the car but only suffered minor injuries

A man and an 11-year-old girl were injured after a car plowed into a house in Kern County early Saturday, police said.

Stephan Mason, 43, was allegedly driving drunk when his car careened into a home in the 200 block of N. Oasis Drive. The child became pinned beneath his car, according to a Ridgecrest Police Department statement.

Firefighters used heavy equipment to lift the car and freed the girl, authorities said. She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Mason was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Humboldt County, officials said.

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