Drunk driver gets 18 months and driving ban for crashing into Edmonton house

The man who was behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed through a home in northeast Edmonton in May has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and a five-year driving ban.

EDMONTON — The man who was behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed through a home in northeast Edmonton in May has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and a five-year driving ban.

Craig Daniel Head, 29, was charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and flight from a peace officer.

Seven people had been sleeping when the collision happened and some debris landed close to a little boy in his bed.

Police had tried to stop Head’s SUV on May 11 as it sped down Edmonton streets at more than 100 kilometres an hour, sometimes going against traffic.

At one point, Head backed his vehicle into a police cruiser.

He finally drove through a wooden fence and then through a home, his vehicle coming to a rest in the garage.

The judge in the case said he believed Head was remorseful, and that he was a “good man” who made a mistake, but said jail time was needed.