MCSO sheriff's deputy plows into wall barely missing Surprise home

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SURPRISE - A Surprise homeowner says a Maricopa County sheriff's patrol car went through this wall and nearly ran into his house near 115th Avenue and Union Hills.

Dan Havrilla explains, “We had just gone to bed and we heard this god-awful noise and it must have been the cement blocks hitting the house and I've got 4 or 5 holes in the side of the house there."

Havrilla says his wife was going to call 911 but, “She looked out the window and saw the car over in the yard and she said ‘My god it's a police car’."

He says officers told them to get out of the house because the patrol car was on fire and they were afraid it might explode. Havrilla explains, “My wife said they both looked like they were knocked out or passed out or something because there was no movement in the car."

Sgt. Jesse Spurgin, with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, says the deputy, who has not been identified, was on his way to a call about a family fight.

Sgt. Spurgin says, “As he went to make a left-hand turn in his patrol vehicle, he struck a tree. This caused him to careen into a residential yard."

He and a civilian in the car with him both suffered minor injuries. The sheriff's office is still investigating whether the deputy had his lights and sirens on and whether he was impaired in any way.

Havrilla says he just hopes the county takes care of the repairs. He says, “Nothing's been cleaned up, that's the whole thing. I wish they'd just come and clean it up a little bit."