Update: Driver destroys porch after car chase

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Broken boards and splinters are all that remain of the Fears' front porch. Jesse Fears says the sound was loud enough to get him out of bed. "Woke me up out of a dead sleep it sounded like somebody got body slammed out in the front room," says, Fears.
The noise wasn’t in the living room but it was close enough. Homeowners Joann Fears says the problem was apparent when she opened the door. "BMW right on our front porch ran into the house."

Law enforcement was just moments behind. "And I've seen some cop lights and as soon as I seen the lights I heard stop or we'll shoot," says Jesse Fears.

Just after 10:45 last night Colorado State Patrol tried to pull over 30–year–old Brice Sauer of Grand Junction. But instead of stopping he hit the gas, flying through the neighborhood at 60 miles an hour. His run only last a mile before he slid on ice and crashed into the Fears’ porch.
But the chase didn't end there, Sauer fled the scene on foot and once again he didn't get far. You would expect the fears to tell you they've never seen this type of thing before but that's just not the case a neighbor recently went through a similar ordeal. Joann Fears says, "another lady I noticed one day somebody had ran up in her front porch."

Just a week ago they joked that someone was going to slide on the ice right into the side of their house. "I figured one of these days it might happen the way people drive around here," says, Fears.

Sauer is facing, DUI, reckless driving and vehicular eluding charges to name a few. His bond is set at $60,000.


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