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Police: Drunk driver crashes into elderly neighbor’s bedroom leaving her in critical condition

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The SUV hit a rock wall before crashing into the house.

EL PASO, Texas - An elderly woman sustained critical injuries when a driver smashed into her Northeast El Paso home and right into her bedroom overnight.

Investigators say 87-year-old Ruriko Denison was asleep when Margaret Cantu, 41, drove into the home on the 4700 block of Junction Ave. near Kenworthy St. just after 1 a.m.

Denison was rushed to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said. Early in the investigation, they said two other people were also hospitalized with minor injuries.

According to police, Cantu was speeding southbound on Kenworthy St., lost control of the SUV she was driving and crashed into the home. Her address is listed a block away on the 4800 block of Junction Ave.

Cantu has been charged with Intoxication Assault and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a $250,000 bond.

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