LAWRENCE — Police officers arriving at the scene of an early morning crash on Sanborn Street found the owner of one of the damaged vehicles passed out in the back seat.
Police found a 1999 Dodge Caravan with severe damage to the rear end and a parked 1998 Mercury Mystique with damage to both driver's side doors.
The owner of the Caravan was sleeping in the rear seat of the van, police said.
It appeared the Caravan backed into a tree and then went forward and crashed into the other car, police said.
Both air bags in the Caravan deployed and the driver's seat was distorted due to the impact, police said.
The owner was removed from the van by Patriot Ambulance EMTs and taken to Lawrence General Hospital, police said.
Police said they were unable to speak with the driver at the hospital because he was in a deep sleep due to his intoxication.
The investigation continues, police said.
The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.
The following were taken from area police logs for Tuesday:
Car crash: 171 Berkeley St., three cars, under investigation, 5:50 a.m.
Car crash: 165 Tyler St., two cars, no injuries, 6:27 a.m.
Vandalism: 25 Bingham Road, 11:56 a.m.
Vandalism: 436 Broadway, 3:50 p.m.
Car break: 116 Pleasant Valley St., 3:50 p.m.
Theft: 5 Dundee Ave., 7:22 p.m.
Loud motorcycle: 27 Haverhill St., 9:06 p.m.
Vandalism: 10 Pearl Court, 10:52 p.m.
Car crash: 1801 Turnpike St., under investigation, 4:46 a.m.
Car crash: 1740 Turnpike St., no injuries, 5:47 a.m.
Disturbance: 168 Campbell Road, 12:33 p.m.
Vandalism: 1 High St., 6:02 p.m.
Car crash: Haverhill Street, two cars, no injuries, 8:32 a.m.
Car crash: Bartlet Street, hit-and-run, 12:18 p.m.
Arrest: Jenny Carlsen, 17, 6 Rock O'Dundee Road, assault and battery on a household member two counts, 6 Rock O'Dundee Road, 9:27 p.m.
Noise complaint: 8 Inman St., 12:13 a.m.
Disturbance: 383 Haverhill St., 3:59 a.m.
Noise complaint: 29 Springfield St., 4:37 a.m.
Car crash: Woodland and Marston streets, no injuries, 6:40 a.m.
Theft: 352 Elm St., 11:12 a.m.
Car crash: Amesbury and Haverhill streets, no injuries, 12:13 p.m.
Noise complaint: 54 Melvin St., 1:46 p.m.
Arrest: Angel Smith, 30, Northfield, N.H., possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card, Jackson and Montgomery streets, 3 p.m.
Arrest: Matteo Tavello, 31, Penacook, N.H., possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card, Jackson and Montgomery streets, 3:15 p.m.
Disturbance: Broadway and Water Street, 3:25 p.m.
Disturbance: 362 Essex St., 4:14 p.m.
Car break: 107 S. Union St., 4:28 p.m.
Disturbance: 24 Washington St., 4:33 p.m.
Disturbance: 469 Haverhill St., 4:56 p.m.
Car crash: Hampshire and Lowell streets, no injuries, 6:14 p.m.
Disturbance: Atkinson Street, 6:26 p.m.
Arrest: Joshua Fowler, 30, 149 Hampstead Road, Sandown, N.H., receiving stolen property over $250, 90 Lowell St., 6:29 p.m.
Vandalism: Broadway and Concord Street, 7:26 p.m.
Vandalism: 150 Arlington St., 8:50 p.m.
Burglary: 33 Knox St., 9:02 p.m.
Arrest: Curt Cassista, 38, 31 Jackson St., assault and battery on a household member, witness intimidation, 31 Jackson St., 9:37 p.m.