Updated 05/16/2012 09:43 PM
Car hits home after brief police chase
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Onondaga County Deputies have identified the man who crashed into a DeWitt house during a police chase Wednesday afternoon.
A deputy first tried to pull the vehicle over after seeing it run a stop sign. Instead of stopping, Keith Byrd, 22, allegedly blew through several more stop signs going 50 miles per hour and wound up losing control as he tried to make a turn, hitting a home on North Avenue.
Byrd was not injured in the crash. His passenger had to be extricated from the car. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A teenager was inside the house where the crash happened. She wasn't hurt, just a little shaken up.
"I just heard a big boom, my whole house shook, my pictures dropped, my whole body dropped. I was so scared," Cassidy Cierick said.
Deputies found 46 grams of cocaine inside Bryd's vehicle. He now faces numerous charges, including two counts of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful fleeing from police and reckless driving.