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Wisconsin man charged after minivan gets embedded in house

Posted: 8:04 AM, Jul 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 19:04:48Z
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house
WI man charged after crashing into house

NEWBURG, Wis. (AP) -- A 35-year-old man is facing charges after he was found in the driver's seat of a minivan embedded in the side of a Wisconsin home.

A criminal complaint says a deputy was dispatched June 28 after a Newburg homeowner reported a loud bang and found a vehicle in her neighbor's house.

Homeowner Ken Bienlein had been sleeping near where the vehicle's rear bumper ended up. The 78-year-old got covered in oil.

Alva Richards, of Waubeka, was disoriented in the driver's seat when a deputy arrived. He eventually jumped or fell about 15 feet to the ground. Richards is charged with recklessly endangering safety and marijuana possession.

Jamon Ingelse, with Lanser Garage & Towing, says they've pulled lots of cars out of buildings, but "never any that are completely off the ground."