Car Smashes Into House in Chester, Driver Runs: Cops

A 24-year-old man is facing charges after police say he slammed his car into a home on Castleview Drive in Chester early Thursday morning, then took off running.

Steven Douglas Kellum, 24, of Niantic, has been charged with evading an accident and making an improper turn.

State police said troopers were called out around 1:45 a.m. Thursday after a witness saw a car speeding from Route 154 onto Castleview Drive, then heard a loud collision. Kellum was gone when police got to the scene.

Troopers brought in a state police K-9 to search for Kellum, and the fire marshal's office and building inspector came out to check the home. Footage from the scene shows damage to the corner of the house, which police described as minor.

Investigators found Kellum at his home in Niantic a short time later and arrested him, according to police.

Police said no one was hurt in the crash.

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