HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A teenager is facing charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana and alcohol by an underage person after slamming into two different homes and four cars in Highlands Ranch, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
19-year-old Kyle Frendberg was driving a white Jeep Grand Cherokee late Wednesday night along Copeland Street, just south of C-470, in Highlands Ranch when he crashed into two homes, according to the sheriff’s office.
Firefighters said one person was transported to the hospital but did not give an update on condition. The agency also said that at least one homeowner was displaced because of the incident.
Frendberg was arrested on charges of DUI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of marijuana paraphernalia by an underage person, and alcohol use and possession by an underage person.
His bond was set at $1,000.
SMFR, including Rescue 34, is responding to a motor vehicle accident involving two homes. One person transported. Residents temporarily displaced. @dcsheriff investigating accident. pic.twitter.com/CKUWsMl3cR
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) March 28, 2019
Neighbors said they both felt and heard the impact.
“It was a loud boom. I think that’s what woke everyone up,” said Dustin Davis, who just moved into the neighborhood on March 1.
Home surveillance footage showed the Jeep speeding down the street shortly before it slammed into cars and homes.
“He had a backpack and when he came back, he did not have a backpack. Police were searching and said it was a bag full of marijuana paraphernalia and he was drunk,” said Davis. “It looked like he was getting into the vehicle and I heard the vehicle trying to start, so it sounded like he was trying to get away again.”
Police soon learned that Frendberg was also involved in a hit-and-run crash a few miles away.
“The next thing I knew was the kid was sitting on the driveway saying, ‘No, no, no,’ and then, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry,'” said neighbor Leslie Tucker.