VALPARAISO — Two people were flown to a Chicago-area hospital and a 27-year-old Valparaiso woman was arrested on drunken driving charges early Monday after she crashed into a home off Vale Park Road, police said.
Valparaiso police responded to the scene about 1 a.m. and found a trail of damage along Vale Park Road just east of Calumet Avenue.
A vehicle had crashed through two fences and struck a home in the 1500 block of Aster Avenue, trapping the two residents in their bedroom, police said.
The driver of the vehicle, Ivoree Richardson, 27, of Valparaiso, showed strong signs of intoxication, police said. Officers also found an alcoholic beverage bottle in her vehicle.
Valparaiso Fire and EMS personnel freed the residents, a 45-year-old man and 45-year-old woman. Their conditions were not known late Wednesday morning, police said.
Richardson was taken to Porter Regional Hospital, where her blood alcohol content was found to be 0.434 — more than five times the legal driving limit of 0.08, police said.
Richardson was treated and released from the hospital. She was booked into the Porter County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, operating while intoxicated with a prior/felony, operating while intoxicated while endangering others and operating while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.15.