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Latino Daily News

Tuesday May 15, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER: La Puente Man Drives Lexus Through Wall, Into Pool

LATINO BLOTTER: La Puente Man Drives Lexus Through Wall, Into Pool

Photo: (Beatriz Diaz to SGC Tribune) Man Drives Lexus Through Wall, Into Pool

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A California man was arrested after police suspected he was driving drunk when he drove his car through a wall and into a sleeping family’s in-ground pool.

The Diaz family was startled awake on Sunday at around 5:25 a.m. with a loud crash. When they looked outside they were startled once again when they found a hole in their wall and a Lexus in their pool.

Police suspect 40-year-old Modesto Cabral was drunk when he continued straight on a T-intersection in which he had to turn right or left.

Janelle Diaz, 16, told the SGV Tribune, ‘We woke up to an awful noise and looked outside, and a car was in the pool … We had always joked around about it - that someone was going to end up in the pool - because they’ve hit our wall before.’

A photo taken by Beatriz Diaz shows the 2006 silver Lexus GS430 at the bottom of the family’s pool with the cinder block wall clearly plowed through in the background.

Cabral was able to escape the vehicle through the right front window and only sustained minor injuries. The family found him dripping wet and say he appeared wasted on “alcohol and/or drugs.” He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.