Video: Alleged drunk driver celebrates after crashing into house
By Jim Hagerty
OREM, Utah — It was worth a celebratory dance for an alleged drunk driver after the car he was driving hopped a curb, skidded through a yard and slammed into a house last weekend.
Police say officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a car driven by 21-year-old Jackson Todd Hansen in Orem, Utah, Sunday, Aug. 3. Instead of stopping, Hansen allegedly led police on a chase at speeds that reached 100 mph. The pursuit was captured on a dash cam. Footage was released earlier this week.
As officers follow with the camera rolling, Hansen allegedly picks up speed through a residential neighborhood, swerving to avoid parked cars.
Through a cloud of dust, the car slides through an intersection, up a residential driveway and hits a house. That’s when Hansen exits the car and pumps his fists as if to celebrate before dropping to ground to be arrested.
Hansen has been charged with fleeing, DUI, driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance. Although no injuries were reported, police say damage caused by the chase is estimated at $100,000. Police allege that Hansen crashed into a fence and other property before hitting the house. It is not known if he’s hired an attorney.