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Man drives car into home after chase

A woman can't stay in her own home tonight because a police chase ended in her living room.

It started before five this morning, when police tried to stop a driver on the southside of Owenton, not far off U.S. 127.

Cheryl Glassford shows us what happened next.

Norma Mae Poe had a rude awakening just before 5:00 AM Thursday morning.

"When I turned the lights on in the living room I seen everything."

A car had crashed through her home on East Adair Street in Owenton, in Owen County.

Police say they were attempting to pull over the driver, 20 year-old Roy Austerman, for speeding, but he took off.

Austerman allegedly led police on a half mile chase, until he ended up on Poe's street, lost control, and left a path of destruction that ended in her living room.

"It's got to be fixed up."

Austerman was flown to UK hospital for his injuries.

Authorities say he fled, because he only has a drivers permit and wasn't riding with a licensed driver.

He's charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading, no drivers license and speeding.

Poe won't be able to stay in her house for now.

"I'm going to stay with my daughter till I get it fixed up."

Austerman's condition is unknown.


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