Michael Drawdy, 21, crashes Jeep into Evans house while driving under the influence

A Columbus, Ga., man who wrecked his SUV and hit an Evans house Friday morning was driving under the influence, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.


Capt. Steve Morris said Steven Michael Drawdy, 21, lost control of his Jeep Commander after striking a speed bump while traveling too fast on Hammonds Ferry Road about 1:40 a.m.

The Jeep rolled across two lawns and hit the front of 3957 Hammonds Ferry Road.

Four passengers, including one who lived at the home that was struck, were in the vehicle. They were identified as Michael Lyons, 22, who lives at the Hammonds Ferry Road home; Everett Clinton, 23, of Martinez; Ryan Kealan, 24, of Evans; and Mary Gambill, 24, of Augusta.

All backseat passengers were ejected from the vehicle, but none had injuries that were considered life-threatening.

Morris said Drawdy fled but was returned by his mother. He was charged with driving under the influence.