PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Bucks County man for DUI vehicular homicide after he allegedly crashed his vehicle, going 83 mph, into a home and killing an 86-year-old woman while she was sleeping.

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Joseph Bezanis faces multiple charges for the fatal wreck that occurred on the 300 block of Harleysville Pike around 6 a.m. on April 6.

Police say the Beazanis’s 1995 Toyota jumped a curve, accelerated across some lawns, went airborne and broke through a cement block, crashing into the first-floor bedroom of Marianne Lambert.

joseph bezanis mugshot Authorities: Bucks County Man Arrested For Crashing Into Home, Killing 86 Year Old Woman

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Authorities found Lambert found crushed against an interior wall. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Beazanis was transported to Lehigh Valley Trauma Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Beazanis blew toxicology revealed a BAC of .172 percent, as well as the presence of THC.

“The defendant’s decision to use marijuana as well as drink at a local bar turned deadly when he got behind the wheel of his vehicle and drove impaired,” said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele. “The defendant turned his vehicle into a lethal weapon that killed a grandmother as she was sleeping in her bed. His actions have left a family without a matriarch and have forever affected their feelings of safety in their own home.”

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Joseph Bezanis faces charges of homicide by vehicle DUI, DUI, reckless endangerment of other persons, reckless driving and other charges related.

His bail was set at $100,000 unsecured. He is not allowed to operate a vehicle and not permitted to have alcohol or controlled substance, per the terms of his bail.

Bezanis has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. April 30.

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