By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Michigan man was arrested after his vehicle hit a house on High Street in Warsaw.
At 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Warsaw Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle into a residence at 324 S. High St., Warsaw.
Corey F. Rangel, 34, Dowagiac, Mich., was operating a white 2016 Ford Fusion while traveling west on East Winona Avenue.
Rangel told officers he just left a residence on Fort Wayne Street and was upset; because of this, Rangel drove in the center turn lane on East Winona Avenue while passing vehicles and driving an estimated 80 mph.
Just prior to entering the intersection of North Detroit Street, Rangel went over the railroad tracks and swerved to go around a vehicle. As he did so, Rangel lost control of his vehicle, causing his Ford Fusion to slide sideways down East Winona Avenue. While he attempted to correct his vehicle, Rangel’s vehicle hit the curb in front of 321 S. High St. The car then hit a fire hydrant and continued west through the yard at 321 S. High St.; Rangel’s vehicle then crossed over South High Street and headed toward 324 S. High St.
Documents filed by police state Rangel’s vehicle drove up and into the front yards at 324 S. High St. and launched into the air, crashing through a window and going completely into the residence.
Robert and Sally Lamirand, the owners of the residence at 324 S. High St., were both inside the home when the crash occurred. Robert said he was in the basement when he heard a loud crash. Sally said she was sitting in the room next to the room where Rangel’s vehicle made entry.
The Lamirands and Rangel were not injured during the incident.
While speaking with Rangel, officers noticed he seemed confused and lethargic. A portable breath test was given to Rangel and registered at .00. He was then taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital for a voluntary blood draw.
Following the incident, Rangel was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on criminal recklessness and criminal mischief charges.