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Police: Driver fleeing officer crashed SUV just feet from home where children slept

The Tahoe overturned and came to rest on top of a stump, just feet from the home where 2 children slept, police said. (Courtesy Springfield Police)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A driver in an SUV spotted going 75 in a 55 mph zone drove away from a traffic stop early Tuesday morning, leading an officer on what police described as "a brief slow–speed pursuit" before crashing on the front lawn of a Springfield home just feet from a home where 2 young children slept, police said.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Perry Dajon Henderson Jr. on charges of Eluding Police in a Vehicle; Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License; Reckless Driving Reckless endangering x3; Criminal Mischief II; and Criminal Trespass II.

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The chase started when an officer spotted a Chevy Tahoe going 75 on Highway 126 near 28th Street around 5:38 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

The driver of the Tahoe pulled over at 19th and Q streets, then drove off.

The chase ended when the Tahoe crashed into the front yard of a home on 17th Street.

The Tahoe overturned and came to rest on top of a stump, just feet from the home where 2 children slept, police said.

Henderson was thrown into the backseat of the Tahoe as the SUV overturned, police said.

Officers pulled Henderson from the Tahoe and detained him until medics arrived on scene.

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