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Officials: Drunken Driver Ends up in Backyard Swimming Pool in La Puente
Sab Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | 05/13/2012 | Brian Day

Posted on 05/14/2012 9:35:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A family got a rude awakening early Sunday when a car plowed through the cinder block wall surrounding their backyard and ended up submerged in their swimming pool.

Modesto Cabral, 40, of La Puente was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence after the 5:25 a.m. crash on Barrydale Street at Orange Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Licon.

"We woke up to an awful noise and looked outside, and a car was in the pool," said Janelle Diaz, 16.

"We had always joked around about it - that someone was going to end up in the pool - because they've hit our wall before," she added.

Cabral suffered only minor injuries in the crash, Licon said.

He was westbound on Delvale Street in his 2006 Lexus GS430 approaching a "T" intersection before the crash, the sergeant said.

"Mr. Cabral allowed his vehicle to travel through the `T' intersection at Orange Avenue and continue over the west concrete sidewalk," Licon said.

After the car went into the pool, Cabral climbed out through the right front window, Licon added.


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1 posted on 05/14/2012 9:35:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Cabral has an Amish sounding ring to it


2 posted on 05/14/2012 9:43:25 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: nickcarraway

Was it by chance a woman driver? Just curious...

3 posted on 05/14/2012 9:57:22 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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4 posted on 05/14/2012 9:59:05 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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5 posted on 05/14/2012 10:00:53 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: nickcarraway

I bet this jolted the suspect out of the hangover.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 10:16:49 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Larry Lucido; Gamecock

The driver seemed a little freaked out.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 10:17:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder what the driver is going to sue the pool owners for. I’m sure he’ll find something.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 10:21:11 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Republican1795.; Revolting cat!

Cold shower was not an option. A splash of cold water in the face was.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 10:21:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought that Ted Kennedy was dead.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 10:21:54 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Ronin
1)Pool being in the wrong place

2) Fence not sufficiently sturdy to deflect wayward cars.

3)deep end excessively deep

4)Just where is the child keep out fence? and not very effective I must say!

5)Insufficient protective devices in the event of car submergence.

6)No posted and stationed lifeguard.

No postings of no football throwing, frisbee throwing, or no smoking signs anywhere.

11 posted on 05/14/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: going hot

And probably something about the chlorine level in the pool being too high, causing pain and discomfort to his eyes.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 11:10:41 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks

WHY did I think of you two when I saw that picture???


13 posted on 05/15/2012 1:32:34 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was an ambulance medic in the late 1980s, I responded to the very same 911 call. A drunk driver lost control of her car. crashed it through a fence and ended up with the car floating in a backyard pool. I even have photos of the incident. This sure brings back memories.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 1:38:08 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: nickcarraway

Took a dip in somebody’s La”what ?

That’s just wrong.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 1:55:35 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: nickcarraway

Why is the first name that popped into my head “Clouseau”?


16 posted on 05/15/2012 4:35:59 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: Army Air Corps

No dead girls involved. Can’t be a Kennedy.../s


17 posted on 05/15/2012 4:43:19 AM PDT by donozark (I survived the Battle of Kimchi Ridge. The gas! The GAS! It was horrible!)
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To: donozark

Could have been a practice run. :-)


18 posted on 05/15/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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