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Woman cited after crashing through home in Milwaukie
by: Milwaukie Police, A driver of a vehicle slamming into a Milwaukie home on Thursday evening is cited for speeding.

Mr. and Mrs. Inukai were watching television Thursday night when a car crashed through their wall about 20 feet from where they were sitting in their home at 11998 S.E. 35th Ave., Milwaukie.

Sarah Rose Woodard, 31, had just picked up a pizza and was driving home with her six-year-old son in the car on June 14 at 5:12 p.m. At a curve in the roadway, her black, 1997 Mercury Cougar two-door crossed the oncoming lane, jumped the curb and sidewalk, drove across a yard, and crashed through a side wall of the Inukais' attached garage.

Once through the wall, the car continued across the floor of the garage and punctured the opposite wall, causing extensive damage to the front entryway of the home. The impact knocked a large chest of drawers and a bookshelf into the next room.

Although frightened and upset by the loud crash and damage, neither resident sustained any injuries. Woodward and her son were also not injured. The posted residential speed is 25 mph.

Based on statements and evidence at the scene, police cited Woodard for excessive speed and not changing the address on her driver's license for six years.