CORONA DEL MAR — A Lynwood man was arrested this morning after police said he got behind the wheel drunk and, from a review of a police account, essentially played bumper cars down a Newport Beach street before coming to a stop on a front lawn.
Joshua Mario Muniz, 24, was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and felony vandalism in the 200 block of Larkspur Avenue in Corona del Mar about 3:44 a.m.
Newport Beach police said that Muniz deliberately drove into cars in the beachside neighborhood before he ended his rampage, crashing into a wall causing thousands of dollars in damage.
"He made a b-line for our house," said Karen Lyons, who heard the crashes before Muniz allegedly crashed onto her front lawn.
She estimated the damage at up to $40,000. She said her husband built their house with his bare hands 10 years ago and put a double-thick wall in the front.