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Long Island Drunk Driver Crashes Through Fence, into Pool

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — A Long Island woman has been charged with drunken driving after she drove her car into a backyard swimming pool, police said.

Samantha Perez, 24, was driving a Mazda in Ronkonkoma at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when she failed to negotiate a turn, Suffolk County police said.

Perez, of East Patchogue, hit a parked car, crashed through a fence and drove into a backyard pool, police said.

Perez, the sole occupant of the car, was not injured, police said. She was arrested on charges of driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance. It wasn't clear if she had an attorney who could comment.

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