Teen arrested after driving car into neighbor's home - WKRN News 2

Teen arrested after driving car into neighbor's home

Posted: Updated: Dec 21, 2013 06:11 PM CST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

It was a wake up call one family wasn't expecting on Saturday morning.

A teenager was arrested on Saturday after he reportedly drove a car into a neighbor's home in southeast Nashville.

Police said the teen lost control of the vehicle around 5:45 a.m., causing him to slam into the living room of the home in the 3000 block of Percy Priest Drive.

Nashville resident, Annabelle Tyree, was in her bedroom this morning when she heard the loud noise.

"I opened the doors to the living room and looked in, and their was a car sitting in my living room," said Tyree.

Tyree said her mother ran into the living room gathered all of the family pets. Broken glass was every where and household items were destroyed.

"My dad comes out, and the guy is getting out of the car. My dad goes to help him," said Tyree.

According to police, a teenager lost control of his car early this morning, causing him to slam into the living room of the Percy Priest Drive home.

The car immediately caught fire upon impact. One of the residents grabbed a fire extinguisher from the kitchen and put out the flames.

No one was seriously injured in crash.

The teenage driver suffered minor cuts and bruises and was arrested by police at the scene.

Authorities, however, arrested the teen on suspicion of drunk driving.

The nearby community has already come together to offer help, even neighbors the family has never met have been very supportive.

"It has been incredible. We have had neighbors from all around our house coming and standing and talking with us. Offering to help us with anything we need. One neighbor offered to come out here with a magnifying glass to help my mom look for stuff she had in the living room," said Tyree. 

One nearby resident told the family she wanted to help in any way she could and gave the family a check for $50.

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