Teenagers crash car in to pool in Antioch, early Saturday morning, driver arrested

By Corporal J. McMurry, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM, Antioch policeofficers responded to the 911 call of a vehicle that had crashed through a fence at a residence in the 4500 block of Elkhorn Way and had landed in a swimming pool and submerged with three occupants trapped inside.

Officers arrived and learned all three occupants had exited the vehicle and climbed out of the pool. One 17-year-old male was contacted at the scene but the other two occupants had fled the scene on foot. The 17-year-old had minor injuries that were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Approximately 25-minutes later, officers located two males, 18-year-old David Martinez and a 16-year-old, walking on Lone Tree Way near the Antioch Community Center. Both males were soaking wet from head to toe. Evidence located at the crash site assisted officers in determining that the two males were the two other occupants that had fled the scene after the crash.

Martinez was determined to be the driver of the vehicle and he was later booked into county jail. Speed and alcohol are suspected as being factors and the case is still under investigation. None of the occupants of the damaged home including the 39-year-old owner, or surrounding neighbors, were injured during the incident.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word Antioch in the body of the text.

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