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Man arrested after police say he plowed cement truck into house

KCCI Des Moines logo KCCI Des Moines 11/9/2018
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A 37-year-old man faces charges after police said he drove a stolen cement truck into a house, injuring one person.

Officers said Randy Paul Hofer, 37, of Des Moines, ran two stop signs, slammed into a blue vehicle and crashed into a home at Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue before running away from the scene.

A witness spotted Hofer fleeing the scene of the crash and later spotted him walking near 64th Street and University Avenue, authorities said.

When officers found Hofer, he fought "ferociously" with four officers.

The officers involved are reportedly OK, but police said the man was taken to a nearby hospital to be examined.

Hofer faces a laundry list of charges, including first-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving while suspended, failure to maintain control, two counts of failure to obey a traffic control device, assault on a police office and interference with official acts causing injury.

The truck was stolen from Housby Mack, authorities said.

The driver of the blue vehicle involved in the crash was hospitalized with serious injuries and the crash caused power outages.

The crash closed portions of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, including the Interstate 235 eastbound exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and 19th Street.

Des Moines police said traffic control signals were not working due to the power outage and that stop signs were put in place to regulate traffic.

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