DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man is in custody after crashing a car into a house in Dayton following a police pursuit.
Moraine Police tried to stop a car for driving erratically and running a stop sign on Dryden Road around 2 a.m. Friday.
The car sped away, leading to a short pursuit.
The chase ended moments later when the car lost control and crashed into a house in the 1400 block of S. Broadway Street in Dayton.
The man ran from the vehicle and hid in a backyard on Alwildly Avenue. Police say the man surrendered after jumping a fence.
Authorities say the suspect suffered minor injuries related to the crash. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police say the suspect would be booked into the Montgomery County Jail after receiving treatment.
Police say the man had no outstanding warrants. The suspect did not have a valid driver’s license.
Authorities say the man is likely to face a felony charge for fleeing from police, as well as a charge for driving without a license.
Police say drivers should always pull over for officers to prevent serious, sometimes dangerous issues from happening.
“It’s the law,” Moraine Police Sgt. Chris Selby said. “If you get visual and audible signal, pull over to the right.”
“Something bad could have really happened tonight. Luckily, there was a family asleep in their house and they were awoken. It could’ve been much worse. If he would’ve gone airborne or something, he could’ve went into the house and hurt somebody, or worse, he could’ve killed them.”
Police say the house suffered some structural damage. The family should be able to stay in the home.
The suspect’s name hasn’t been released yet.