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Driver crashes into house while running from police

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WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita homeowner suffered only minor injuries after his house was hit by a car fleeing police.

It began around 1:30 Friday morning when a Wichita police officer tried to pull over a car for traffic infractions in the 6400 block of West Central. Instead of pulling over, the driver sped off and a brief pursuit ensued.

A supervisor called off the chase, but officers continued to search for the suspect. They found it moments later crashed into the front of a home in the 5800 block of West Murdock.

The homeowner, a 53-year-old man, had been asleep on the couch in the living room when the car hit, knocking him into the kitchen. He suffered only minor injuries and didn't require hospitalization.

They found the 25-year-old driver and arrested him on several charges including felony flee and elude, aggravated battery and DUI.


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