NASHVILLE Tenn. (WKRN) – Bobbie Ann Lafollette was asleep on her living room sofa when a car crashed into her home around 1 a.m. Monday and took her life.
Metro police say 28-year-old Michael Harris was behind the wheel.
Authorities told News 2 he was on his way home when he lost control of the car. He was headed south on Sawyer Brown Road when he hit a pole, drove through several yards and crossed General George Patton Road before driving into the 71-year-old woman’s home.
The car went through the living room, into the dining room, and almost into the condo next door.
According to police, Harris and his passenger left the scene before they arrived but officers traced the car tag to Harris and found out he lived nearby.
Officers found him and his passenger covered in drywall dust on the side of the road not long after the crash.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Harris has had previous DUI convictions in 2011 and in 2015.
Toxicology tests are still pending for the August 1 crash but if Harris charged with DUI and convicted again, it will be his third DUI conviction.