(3-29-21) A car driven by Ernest L Wengerd (32) struck a house in the 1200 block of Schaadt Road, between State Route 49 and Wabash Road Saturday night at around 7:30 pm.

The vehicle would burst into flames. Wengard was able to escape. It is not known if anyone was in the house at the time of the collision and the extent of damages is not known.

It is the 2nd house to be struck a vehicle last week in Mercer County.

Wengerd, is currently being held in the Mercer County Detention Center on two charges of Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs. Both counts are misdemeanors, one charge includes – Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs .17 of 1 gram or more by weight of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.

His bail is currently at $75,000 (10%). He is awaiting a court hearing in Celina Municipal Court.