Police: Two hospitalized after car hits Valparaiso house

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A woman faces alcohol-related charges after she hit a Valparaiso home in her car early Wednesday, police said.

Two people were airlifted to a Chicago hospital and another was arrested on a series of drunken driving charges after police said a car crashed into a home on Valparaiso's north side early Wednesday, a release said.

Valparaiso police responded at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday to a crash off of Vale Park Road and found a trail of damage just east of Calumet Avenue. The trail ended where a vehicle crashed through two fences, coming to a stop inside a home in the 1500 block of Aster Avenue, according to a release.

Police said a 45-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were trapped inside the home in their bedroom. Valparaiso Fire and EMS freed the pair and they were airlifted to a Chicago hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known Wednesday morning, and police did not identify them.

Police identified the driver of the car as Ivoree Richardson, 27, of Valparaiso, who was transported to Porter Regional Hospital for medical treatment before police took her to Porter County Jail, a release said.

Police said her blood alcohol content was .434 percent, more than five times the legal limit of .08 percent, a report said.

She was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury; a felony charge of operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction; operating while intoxicated while endangering others; and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content over .15 percent, a release said.

Amy Lavalley is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.

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