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Sister, brother held after car hits garage door

January 02, 2014

Newport Beach police say they arrested siblings shortly after midnight Wednesday after the sister drove a car into a garage door and the brother slammed his body into an officer during an ensuing chase.

Emily and Brandon Marroquin, both of Newport Beach, fled after their car hit a neighbor's garage door in the 200 block of Dahlia Avenue in Corona del Mar, police said. Witnesses described the car and pointed officers in its direction.

Officers found Emily, 23, and Brandon, 21, by the car near Port Abbey and followed them, according to police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella.

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Unlike her brother, the sister refused to stop but kept walking away and went into a home, Manzella said.

The brother then rammed his body into and pushed the officers when they tried to take his sister into custody, police said.

Police said they arrested the brother on suspicion of battery on a peace officer and — after she admitted to driving the car when it hit the garage — arrested the sister on suspicion of driving under the influence.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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