LONG ISLAND (PIX11) — A Long Island family was rudely awakened after a pick-up truck barreled into their Nassau County home early Thursday morning.

The truck crashed through the front of a home on Cypress Lane in Westbury just before 1 a.m., causing extensive damage to the property, officials said.

“We were sleeping around 12:40 [a.m.] and we heard boom,” the homeowner, Thu Pham, said. “We came down and the whole front is gone.”

Initially, there were moments of panic for the Westbury mother. “My son was only feet away from where it hit. He was OK,” Pham said. Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.

The alleged driver, Blas Flores-Velasquez, 42, was arrested a few hours later and charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage incident and operating a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. Flores-Velasquez attempted to flee the scene on foot and was found by police hiding in a wooded area near the Wantagh Parkway, officials said.

Flores-Velasquez has four prior arrests from 1996 to 1998. He was deported from the United States in 2000 and lives in Brentwood as an undocumented individual, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

The black truck went through the front of the home and ended up in the neighbor’s backyard, the homeowner said. Video footage shows sections of the home were littered with pieces of wood, sheetrock, and broken furniture. The truck was parked on a lawn and surrounded by broken patio furniture and other debris amid the wreckage.  

Pham said the family will try to find an Airbnb to stay at temporarily. She hopes insurance will help them fix the home as soon as possible.