MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Police won't hesitate to say there's no such thing as a "routine" traffic stop, and Tuesday added proof to their stance.
After attempting to pull over a car in Montgomery Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery police officers were led on a chase.
The chase ended when the three men inside bailed from the moving automobile. The unmanned car kept going and crashed into a home on Pine Street in the Chisolm area of town.
The chase happened around 1:00pm when officers tried to pull over a silver Oldsmobile that ran a stop sign. When the driver refused to stop a short chase ensued.
"I don't know what made them jump from the vehicle and put people's lives in jeopardy, but they did," said police spokesman Lt. Mark Drinkard.
No one was inside the home when the car slammed into the structure, but there was significant property damage.