Police: Man intentionally drives into neighbor’s home

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OREM, Utah (News4Utah) – An Orem man was arrested after telling police he intentionally ran his car into the a neighbor’s home he was upset with Thursday afternoon. 

Police were called to a home at  917 W 280 North on a report of an accident with injuries. When police arrived, the found a car had been driven through the front of the house but according to witnesses, the driver had fled the scene on foot. 

A woman arrived on scene and told officers she was the wife of 39-year-old Jeffrey Giles who was driving her car when he crashed it into the neighbors house.  

Giles was located at a nearby trailer park and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the hospital where he was observed telling someone who was not physically there that he was going through withdrawals from heroin and meth and needed help. 

Giles told officers he intentionally drove into the neighbors house because he was upset with him over something he thought the neighbor was doing. 

No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. 

After being released from the hospital, Giles was booked into the Utah County Jail on misdemeanor charges of accident causing property damage, DUI and felony aggravated assault. 

If you or someone you know is suffering with drug addiction and/or mental health issues, please call 800-662-HELP (4357) or 800-273-8255 for resources. You can also visit dsamh.utah.gov. 

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