Police: Woman crashed Cruze into Northfield house while intoxicated

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  • Police said Tonia Dukette, 42, drove her Chevy Cruze into a Northfield home set about 60 feet off the road. Courtesy

  • Police said Tonia Dukette’s vehicle was pulled from a Northfield home Wednesday night, leaving a gaping hole that had been patched up by Thursday. Courtesy

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Monitor staff
Thursday, March 01, 2018

A 42-year-old woman crashed a black Chevy Cruze into the living room of a Northfield home Wednesday night while driving under the influence, police said.

A resident of the house was sitting in the room when Tonia Dukette, 42, of Franklin drove her vehicle through the wall, Northfield Sgt. James McIntire said.

No one was severely injured in the accident, according to McIntire. The resident of the home was transported to Franklin Regional Hospital for evaluation of minor injuries.

Northfield police had received a report of a vehicle “operating erratically,” about 8:50 p.m. the night of Feb. 28, according to a press release.

While checking the area for the vehicle, Officer James DeCormier of Northfield discovered a vehicle that had struck a house located on the corner of Peverly Road and Hodgdon Road.

The house, 1 Peverly Road, is located approximately 60 feet off the roadway.

Dukette was found trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by Tilton-Northfield Fire Department, he said.

Dukette was then arrested and charged with DWI. She will appear in Franklin District Court on March 12. Bail is set at $2,500.

(Leah Willingham can be reached at 369-3322, lwillingham@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @LeahMWillingham.)