A Wednesday night police chase ended when the fleeing car crashed through into the living room of a home in Clinton, MA.
A Sterling police officer on patrol attempted a traffic stop around 8:15 p.m., but the driver refused to pull over, prompting a short chase. Police say he lost control of his car and smashed through the Clinton home causing serious structural damage and coming to rest in the living room, reports Boston25.
Two people were at home at the time of the crash, but neither was injured.
Ben Poitras tells WHDH his fiancée was upstairs while he was in the living room. He says he had just stood up to get a snack when the car plowed through the wall, which he described as sounding like a bomb going off.
“I was sitting in the living room, and I decided I had a craving for cocoa,” says Poitras. “I was in the kitchen literally for like five seconds, I go into the kitchen then boom … I guess I’m thankful I got up when I did, otherwise I’d be dead.”
Mitchell Gary Brown, 26, of Leominster, was charged with negligent operation, failure to stop for police, operating with a suspended license, operating with a revoked license, uninsured motor vehicle, number plate violation, speeding, marked lanes violation, and failure to wear a seatbelt, according to the Sterling Police Department.