The Sarpy County sheriff says a Papillion man was booked Sunday night for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Twenty four year old William Weise was arrested after crashing into a house and fled once Papillion police and deputies arrived.
Deputies say Weise crashed his Ford F-150 into the house at 10724 S. 113th just after 6:45pm Sunday. As the driver fled the scene, he struck a parked car. Later in the chase, another parked vehicle was hit along with a light pole. The truck finally stopped in a ditch.
A neighbor saw the action unfold. Jeff Mares told Channel 6 News, “It was all in very slow motion. They weren't going very fast, but it did turn into a chase."
Deputies were initially told that the driver of the pickup might have been injured in the initial crash into the house. Turns out he was not injured, so he was booked immediately into the Sarpy County Jail.
Family members told Channel 6 News that they left the home just a half hour before the crash. Sandra Schneider said the crash happened where the family always sits to watch television. “We’re extremely lucky that we weren’t sitting here when it happened,” Schneider said as she looked over the damage.