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Drunk Driver Crashes Into Standish Home, Home Catches Fire

No injuries were reported after a Glennie man crashed into a Standish home which caught on fire Thursday, May 7.

Police say 30-year-old Alexander Piteau was driving on US-23  when his vehicle hit the house. The vehicle caught on fire which spread to the home. A family of five was able to safely evacuate.

Police say Piteau and a child in the car fled the scene on foot to a nearby barn, where they were tracked by a canine unit. Piteau is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, fleeing the scene of an accident and child endangerment.

The house is considered a total loss.



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