COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A domestic violence suspect faces OVI and other charges after officers say his car slammed into a Colerain Township home, injuring a woman inside early Thursday.
First responders found the vehicle crashed through the front of the Pippin Road residence just after 1 a.m.
The driver, Chaz Henry, and resident suffered minor injuries and went to a hospital, Springfield Township police said in a prepared statement.
Henry is being charged with OVI, aggravated vehicular assault, domestic violence and driving under a suspended license.
Officers said they encountered Henry earlier in the night when they responded to a domestic violence incident in the 10900 block of Birchridge Drive.
They cleared the incident and were in the process of charging him with domestic violence, according to the police statement.
Henry was not on scene when police spoke with the victim. Shortly after they left, they were dispatched back to the home.
The victim told them Henry was trying to kick in the door to make entry and then got into a car and fled, police said.
The victim gave officers the description of his vehicle. They relayed that information to other police.
Officers spotted the vehicle traveling westbound on Roosevelt Avenue toward Hamilton Avenue.
Henry "did not wait for officers to activate their lights and sirens before he accelerated at a high rate of speed," police wrote in their statement.
"The officers were never in an active pursuit with Mr. Henry. Mr. Henry ran a red light at Hamilton Avenue and continued westbound on Roosevelt Avenue."
The car approached Pippin Road and traveled across the road, where it hit the house and came to a rest inside the living room, police said.
The niece of the woman injured in the crash said her aunt is badly bruised and scraped. But she is expected to be OK and released from the hospital.
The niece said the family's furniture and belongings were destroyed when the car crashed into the living room.
The family's white Yorkshire Terrier, Daisy, also ran away.