Woman arrested after crashing into neighbors tree

Police: Woman headed home from her own birthday party

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HOUSTON - A northeast Houston woman was arrested after she crashed into her neighbors' tree, investigators said.

Houston police said the crash happened on Merriwood Street near East Rittenhouse around 2:30 a.m.

Detectives said the woman was driving home from her birthday party said she thought she was pulling into her driveway, but she turned into a yard a few houses down and hit a tree.

The woman was likely confused because she was intoxicated, investigators said.

She was treated for bumps and bruises at the scene and was then arrested.

The homeowner said the driver would have driven into her living room, where she was watching television, had the tree not been there.

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