CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Two kids were hurt when a vehicle crashed into their Chandler home over the weekend, according to the Chandler Police Department.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the neighborhood northeast of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue, near Gazelle Meadows Park.

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When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a 2007 Toyota halfway inside a home. A man later identified as Michael Ortega was standing next to the driver's side of the car.

In court documents, police describe Ortega as appearing to be staggering and confused. They also said he tried to run away when they identified themselves.

Police note seeing a second man running after him, yelling that Ortega was the driver who crashed into the home.

As Ortega tried to jump over a wall in the yard to get to Erie Street, court documents say police were able to grab and detain him in handcuffs.

While Ortega was apologizing, police said they noted smelling a strong whiff of alcohol coming from his breath.

Ramon Castaneda, the owner of the home the car crashed into, said he witnessed Ortega in the driver's seat and added that the collision injured his kids.

"It never stopped! He never tried to stop the car," said Castaneda. "He just kept going; kept going until he was there."

The children, ages 6 and 12, had fallen asleep while watching a movie in the living room when the accident happened.

"Boom! It was like a bomb," said Castaneda. "So we jumped out of the bed, and we saw the car inside the house."

He said his kids both suffered bleeding of the head, according to court documents. Both kids went to a local hospital.

The house sustained thousands of dollars worth of damages.

While processing Ortega at the Chandler Police Department, court documents say authorities found suspected marijuana and a glass pipe on him.

When speaking to police, Ortega reportedly confessed to drinking two to three beers and smoking some weed before driving. Police said sobriety tests conducted at the department indicated that Ortega was likely impaired at the time of the crash. Blood samples from Ortega were also taken as evidence.

Ortega will have a preliminary hearing on Aug. 7. The charges he faces include aggravated assault, hit-and-run with injury, and drug paraphernalia possession.

 


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