(WBRE/WYOU-TV)  A Police officer crashed his car into a house after what began as a routine traffic stop.

 Ashley Police officer Chad Callahan saw someone speeding along Mary Street around 9:30 Monday morning when he started his pursuit.  

The chief says he swerved to avoid an oncoming car and ended up hitting the home.

 Both the car and the porch are damaged.

 Officer Callahan has only very minor injuries but was  taken to the hospital to be checked out