Man faces DWI charge after striking house

A Bargersville man was arrested after police said he drove into a home and then left.

Joseph Ratliff, 46, 155 Stagecoach Drive, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

A resident living on South Wagon Road called police shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday when he saw a van hit the house at 13 S. Wagon Road. The resident then followed the motorist, who drove to a home about a quarter-mile away, according to a Bargersville Police Department news release.

Ratliff refused field sobriety tests. Police got a warrant, and Ratliff was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital for a blood draw, the report said.

Ratliff was then taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held on $2,000 bond.