Police Car Chase Ends With Crash Into House
A car crashed into a home on June 5 following a police chase. The chase involved a driver who pulled a gun on an off-duty officer as he was driving near Kmart on Highway 24. The officer tried to stop the man, but he refused and eventually crashed the car into a house in the 1800 block of East Mead Avenue. The accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. No one inside the house was hurt, but several people were home at the time. Inside the vehicle was the 24-year-old driver, his 15-year-old brother and 10-year-old sister. The 10-year-old was taken to a Yakima hospital with minor injuries. The driver is being held in county jail and faces charges of brandishing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, attempt to elude officers, and two counts of reckless endangerment.