The state Fire Marshal deemed a home on Lady Di Lane as uninhabitable after a stolen car crashed into it Sunday afternoon.
According to Lexington Police, no one was behind the wheel of the car at the exact time of the crash but a juvenile hit-and-run suspect was driving it just moments before.
Police say the suspect and the stolen vehicle were involved in a hit-and-run accident a few minutes earlier. An off-duty officer actually spotted the car and began following it near the intersection of Tates Creek Road and Armstrong Mill Road. The suspect turned down Parliament Lane and reportedly jumped out of the car when he spotted the officer behind him. The car continued to roll. The suspect took off on foot but police arrested him a few hundred yards away.
Neighbors say they heard a loud noise and ran out to discover the damage as well as a heavy police presence. Fortunately, the homeowners weren't home when the crash occurred. When they arrived home later in the afternoon, neighbors assisted them in removing their pets and the items they'll need until they can move back into their home.
Police say the juvenile suspect is facing multiple charges including hit-and-run, attempt to elude and criminal mischief.