HAYWARD -- Speed and alcohol are suspected factors in an early Sunday crash that police say ended with a sports car slamming into a south Hayward home.

No one was home or injured during the crash, which took place just before 2:30 a.m. Officers were called to 797 West Tennyson Road near Harvey Road after someone reported a speeding car crashed into a home there, Sgt. Ken Forkus said.

When police and paramedics arrived they learned that a 2006 Dodge Charger Dodge was traveling northbound on Harvey Road at a high rate of speed when it ran a stop sign at West Tennyson Road then crashed into an unoccupied home.

A 23-year-old Newark man who was behind the wheel declined medical attention but was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Forkus said.

City workers responded to the scene to remove a tree that the Dodge hit before crashing into the home. Also, PG&E responded to shut off gas and electricity in the home because the car took out multiple walls in the home and exposed wires, Forkus said.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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