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Lexus found submerged in family’s swimming pool; drunk-driving suspected

Eric Pfeiffer
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Local police take photos of the submerged Lexus. (Beatriz Diaz/ABC 7)

A 40-year-old California man is accused of driving his Lexus through a cinder block wall and into a family's backyard swimming pool. The man, Modesto Cabral, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Sunday after the 5:25 a.m. one-vehicle crash.

Pieces of the wall were seen stuck in the car's windshield. An orange swimming noodle was floating near the driver's side door.

The La Puente, Calif., family described the bizarre scene to reporters. "We woke up to an awful noise and looked outside, and a car was in the pool," Janelle Diaz, the family's 16-year-old daughter, told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "We had always joked around about it—that someone was going to end up in the pool—because they've hit our wall before."

The driver apparently drove his silver 2006 Lexus GS430 straight through a "T" intersection—and through the concrete wall. He climbed out of the car through the right front window after the car became submerged.

Authorities used a crane to lift the Lexus out of the pool, according to KABC-TV.

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