Driver crashes through Yukon motel room after pursuit

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YUKON, Okla. – A driver crashed through a motel room at the Economy Inn after an early morning pursuit Friday.

It was a terrifying experience for two Economy Inn guests.

"One of our officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, and the suspect vehicle failed to yield to our officer. A pursuit ensued at that point,” said Captain Matt Fairfield with the Yukon Police Department.

The pursuit ended when the driver first hit a parked vehicle in the parking lot and then crashed through the motel room.

"It was just a big loud noise, and I wasn't sure what it was, at first, I thought it was banging on the window, but then I saw a bunch of smoke and then I saw the front end of the car,” said Susan Curtis.

Curtis and her husband have been staying in the motel room for about six months.

"My husband took a shower, I took a shower and we went in our back bedroom back there. Not even 30 minutes, that's when the car came crashing through,” Curtis said.

Curtis said those 30 minutes may have saved their lives.

"It was scary because, if we were still in the front room watching TV at that time, we would have been hurt or probably even killed,” Curtis said.

The suspect was arrested at the scene.

Police said they smelled alcohol on his breath.

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