Driver Charged After Car Slams Into Home With Sleeping Family Inside


UPDATED: Wednesday May 28, 2014 12:21 PM

A family in north Columbus was jolted awake Wednesday morning when a car slammed into the home.

The crash happened around 3:00 a.m. on Tamarack Boulevard, near Northland High School and north of Morse Road.

Two adults and four small children sleeping inside were not injured.

The children's mother told 10TV that smoke filled the house after the car crashed, and said they were lucky that the car went through the living room rather than a bedroom.

Police say the driver of the car sped through a stop sign as fast as 100 MPH and ran a red light before jumping the curb and rammed through the house.

Authorities say at least four men were inside the car. None of them were injured.  The driver was charged with driving under the influence, failure to yield and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

The family is not allowed back inside the house until authorities determine if it is safe.  They plan to stay at a hotel until housing arrangements can be made.

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