Man who crashed car into Boulder home told police he was trying to kill himself

The man police say  on Tuesday night told officers he was trying to kill himself by crashing into his family‘s former home, according to a police spokeswoman.

Police said Christopher Charles Pine, 51, drove his car into a house in the 200 block of Echo Place shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Pine was not injured, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Two people were inside the house at the time of the crash, but were not injured.

Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh said Pine told officers he was trying to kill himself by driving into the house where his family used to live, though it was not clear how long ago his family lived there, or if he personally lived there. 

Pine did not know the current occupants of the home, she added.

Pine was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail.

Pine has past arrests for stalking, harassment, reckless driving and assault in Boulder, Denver and Pueblo counties, according to court records.