PD: Man charged with ramming Scottsdale home, doing $200K in damage

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 14:12:52-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — After drinking in Old Town Scottsdale, a Payson man allegedly rammed a home in Scottsdale doing about $200,000 in damage.

Criminal charges were filed last week against Colby Allen Stewart, 26, in a DUI crash that left a home "structurally unsound."

Scottsdale police say that on March 30 around 4:40 a.m., a family was awoken when Stewart rammed his Toyota 4Runner into their home near Scottsdale and McDowell roads. Court records show that there was a hole in the house, exposing the master bathroom and kitchen. The front brick wall was pushed, causing the front door to buckle.

Even an interior wall that was not directly impacted by the SUV was found to have a hole in it. Police say, "the house was hit with such force it shifted, causing damage throughout the house."

The driver's side tire was later found on the bathroom floor.

The house was occupied by four adults and two children at the time.

The Scottsdale Fire Department said the house was no longer "structurally sound." The damage was estimated to be about $200,000.

Stewart, who allegedly admitted to drinking "a couple of shots of Titos" had a preliminary breath test which showed a .197 blood-alcohol content, police say.

He was located a few blocks away, walking away from the collision.

He has been summoned to appear in court on September 5 on charges of criminal damage, endangerment, Extreme DUI, and leaving the scene of an accident.