Police: Car fleeing goes airborne, hits side of house

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jun 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-10 10:26:42-04

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A driver that police say was attempting to flee drove their vehicle into the side of a house Sunday morning.

Officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety attempted to make a traffic stop Sunday, around 2:45 a.m.,  on a driver in a maroon Nissan Maxima when the vehicle fled.

Later on in the morning officers with the Kalamazoo Township Police Department spotted the car driving at a high rate of speed, going westbound on Barney Road.  Before the officer was able to begin pursuing the vehicle, he drove through the T-intersection of Barney and Nichols Road.

At this point, the Maxima left the road, went airborne, and smashed into the side of a residential home.

Police say the driver then got out of his vehicle and again attempted to flee.  They were quickly apprehended by the officer in pursuit.

The family inside the home was evacuated by officers as the residence was checked for any additional hazards.  They were later moved to a nearby hotel.

Nobody inside the home was injured.

The driver suffered minor injuries.  After being treated, the driver was arrested.

Police say the case will be reviewed Sunday by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office.