Awakened by a loud bang at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning

Car slams into house in Sylvan Lake

Awakened by a loud bang at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, residents of a Sylvan Lake home discovered an upside down car had slammed into their front attached garage as well as the vehicle parked in their driveway.

Awakened by a loud bang at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, residents of a Sylvan Lake home discovered an upside down car had slammed into their front attached garage as well as the vehicle parked in their driveway.

According to Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment, the out-of-control car had rolled on the front lawn of a residence on Cottonwood Drive, after narrowly missing a light standard and striking the pole of a basketball net.

Charges of impaired driving and refusing to provide a blood sample are pending against a 35-year-old Red Deer man.

The motorist had previously fled from police after driving erratically, but was not being pursued at the time of the crash.

The suspect was taken to hospital but later released.

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