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Man charged with driving car through home while drunk back in court

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Hunter Motko in court. Hunter Motko in court.
The home in which the incident took place. The home in which the incident took place.

The man accused of crashing through a house and killing a man was back in court Friday.

Hunter Motko was in a Bay County courtroom Friday. Motko is charged with crashing his vehicle while under the influence. 

The car Motko allegedly was driving went through the wall of a home back on March 9. Bay County sheriff's deputies say the SUV was heading south on Edwards Street in Auburn when it ran a stop sign and drove into the bedroom of the victims.

According to sheriff's deputies, 21-year-old Hunter Motko failed to stop at a stop sign, and his vehicle ran over a curb, became airborne and struck a corner of the house. After the crash, he resisted deputies and was shocked with a stun gun, said sheriff's deputy Lt. James Chlebowski.

Vaughn Leitzke, 41, was killed and his wife, Sandra Lietzke was hurt but later released from the hospital. 

Motko waived his right to a preliminary exam while in court Friday. His attorney tells TV5 that Motko feels terrible about what has happened.

This is not the first time Motko has stood before judge for impaired driving. He was convicted in 2011 for driving while intoxicated in Battle Creek.

Motko remains in jail. His next court date has not been set.

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