Video: Alleged drunk driver celebrates after crashing into house


Jackson Hansen claps and waives his arms after crashing his car into a house Sunday, Aug. 3. (
Jackson Hansen waves his arms as if to celebrate after crashing his car into a house Sunday, Aug. 3. (

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

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.


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