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Overnight chase ends with car into a house

Police say it all started at this White Castle on U.S. 31 South. Police say it all started at this White Castle on U.S. 31 South.
The chase ended with this Ford Mustang crashing through a house. The chase ended with this Ford Mustang crashing through a house.
31-year-old Benjamin Foreman is under arrest for felony fleeing and felony DUI. 31-year-old Benjamin Foreman is under arrest for felony fleeing and felony DUI.
73-year-old Gloria Lee Munn was sleeping when the car crashed into her bedroom. She went to St Francis hospital where she was treated and released. 73-year-old Gloria Lee Munn was sleeping when the car crashed into her bedroom. She went to St Francis hospital where she was treated and released.
Benjamin Foreman Benjamin Foreman

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Indianapolis - A 73-year-old Indianapolis woman survived a horrific crash with minor bumps and bruises. A police pursuit ended with a suspected drunk driver inside her home. It began on US 31 near Southport Road and ended near South Madison and County Line.

Neighbors heard the sounds of a high-speed chase that started at a White Castle on US 31 and Shelby Street after a suspected drunk driver rear-ended a car in the drive-through. During the 20-minute pursuit through Greenwood and Marion County, Gloria Munn, who was sleeping inside her home, didn't hear a thing, unaware of how the chase was about to end.

"The stop sticks were effective. However, the vehicle kept driving on rims, flat tires. He then drove into his housing addition and into this residence," said Captain Craig Stanton, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Gloria Munn, 73, was asleep in her bed when the car came crashing through her bedroom, trapping her inside.Pinned between the mattress and the wall, it took emergency crews some time to get her out and to the hospital.

"The car went completely through the house and actually knocked bricks about 30 feet off the back side of the opposite side of the bed Mom was in when he hit her," said Randy Munn, her son.

Munn's son says she was treated and released from the hospital Friday morning with no serious injuries. "She's moving very slowly physically. Mentally, she seems to be okay, but she's a little shook up over the whole thing," said Randy Munn. "We're thankful God Spared her. It's been a long couple of years for her and this is just another sign she's okay and we're thankful for that."

The suspect, 31-year-old Benjamin Foreman, went to Wishard, and is expected to recover. He now faces felony charges for drunk driving. Those charges include felony DUI, fleeing from police, driving while suspended and several traffic violations. Foreman has a history of DUI arrests.

Gloria Munn is in good health and staying with her children. She's the widow of Jack Munn, a 32-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

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