Impaired driving charges laid after SUV crashes through house

Police have laid charges on the man allegedly behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed through a home, early Monday morning.

Craig Daniel Head, 28, is charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and flight from a peace officer.

It was around 2:30 AM, Monday, when police were called about a possible impaired driver on Manning Drive. The vehicle wouldn't stop for police, and was monitored by helicopter, until it blew through a T intersection, smashing through a house at 46 Street and 154 Avenue.

Amazingly, no one was injured.

Meantime, the family's neighbours are stepping up to help out.

Joe Klement lives across the street, and says after the initial surprise of the incident wore off, a bigger concern came up.

"You know this was a brand new house for them, they had just moved in, they hadn't even lined up their insurance just yet, and for this to happen to them," says Klement. "Just such a shame, you know, they're new to the neighbourhood, and it's just sad to hear."

Klement has organized a GoFundMe campaign to help the family out until insurance and possible lawsuits can get settled, something he says will take time.

He adds, "It's times like this where citizens of Edmonton can step up and prove that we are the City of Champions."

The accused has been remanded in custody, awaiting a bail hearing.