COLUMBUS, Ind. – Columbus police arrested an Edinburgh man and woman who they say crashed a car into a home after overdosing on heroin.
Around 10 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of 19th Street in response to the crash, which involved an Oldsmobile car.
The limestone on the side of the house has been shattered after an Oldsmobile crashed into the home. The homeowner says he watched it all happen.
“I noticed some headlights on the road and realized they were in my yard. I expected them to stop, but they didn’t . They hit the house,” said Arnold Burch.
Arnold says the impact of the crash and the sound it made is something he’d never felt before.
“It was just like a gigantic boom,” said Burch.
Arnold ran outside and found the car still running., He opened the door to try and help the two people inside, but quickly realized his best bet was simply to call police.
“They were unconscious so I didn’t try anything. I just called 911,” said Burch.
When police and paramedics arrived they found the driver Dillon Goff and passenger Samantha Artis barely breathing and their lips blue. Emergency crews gave both suspects Narcan which helped revive the pair, who were taken to the hospital and then jail.
Arnold believes if the suspect’s car had veered just 10 feet to the left he could have been killed. He says the crash illustrates how drug use is not a victimless crime.
“It just upsets me to be sitting in the living room and then all this destruction from someone doing drugs,” said Burch.
Both faced preliminary charges of possession of drug injection device. Goff faced an additional count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.