EATON COUNTY, MI (WLNS)- According to Eaton County Sheriff’s deputies, just before 11p.m on Friday night they attempted to pull over a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated.
The driver led deputies on a 5 block chase.
The pursuit turned on Glasgow Drive and Deerfield Avenue, on Lansing’s southwest side, and there the driver crashed into a home.
Michael Potter told 6 News while he doesn’t live in the home, his 11 year old daughter Amelia and her mother were sleeping inside when the car hit.
Potter said he’s shaken up and so is his daughter who has special needs. Amelia has a developmental disorder called Smith-Magenis Syndrome.
“It’s very important that she’s in familiar surroundings and so this kind of thing puts a burden on her,” Michael Potter said.
According to Potter, Amelia was sleeping in her bedroom on the second floor, and her mother was sleeping on a couch on the first floor.
“She was sleeping down there, and my daughter was up there so the car, the front end had come within feet of the her,” Potter said while pointing to the front entrance of the home.
According to Potter, the driver plowed through the living room, and landed within feet from Amelia’s mother. Potter said because the car hit the stairway in the center of the home, Amelia was trapped in her room until officials could get her out.
“Why do you have to run from the cops, you put many lives in danger and it just so happened to be people close to me this time but it could be somebody else tomorrow, so I’m just glad that they are ok” Potter said.