A woman suspected of driving under the influence drove through a playground and into the waters of Newport Bay on Friday night, police and local media reported.
Newport Beach Police arrived at the scene just before 8 p.m. and found a vehicle submerged in water near the intersection of Via Genoa and Via Lido North on Lido Isle in Newport, Lt. Justin Morouse on Saturday.
The woman, who was driving alone, plowed through a playground in Genoa Park before entering the water, eyewitnesses told CBS Los Angeles. Passers-by ran to the car and rescued the woman, who was not seriously injured.
“I turned and got a piece of pipe from the railing and just smashed both windows and then someone was able to open the trunk and when they opened the trunk they had them out,” witness Jehu Jogwe told CBS.
Police did not release details of the car or the driver, who was taken to hospital for medical treatment and then arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. There were no other injuries, Morouse said.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-20/woman-drives-through-playground-plunges-into-the-water-in-newport-beach Woman drives through playground into the water in Newport Beach