19 year-old Aaron Pearce was charged Monday afternoon with felony negligent vehicular assault and DUI after an early Sunday morning crash that sent his passenger to the hospital with serious injuries. Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jennifer Clark says Pearce was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed through a fence and into a house on Brooks Street.

Clark says the passenger in Pearce's car was badly injured and was transported to St. Patrick Hospital. No one in the house was hurt during the incident. My interview with Ms. Clark is below.