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Car owner takes sports car's plunge into lake in stride

Nov. 12, 2009, 11:09PM

It was a great day for the brown pelican Wednesday, being taken off the endangered species list, but the driver of a rare 2006 Bugatti Veyron EB — one of only 15 in the U.S. — may be wishing he had never set eyes on one of the ungainly creatures.

That's because a low-flying pelican startled him as he was driving on the Interstate 45 feeder in La Marque, causing him to veer off the road and land the million-dollar car in 3 feet of water that reached up to the door handles.

The Lufkin man, whose name La Marque police refused to release, is a collector of exotic cars and had purchased the Bugatti just last month from a Jonesboro, Ark., dealer, who offered it for sale for $1.25 million.

Now, the wayward driver has become something of a celebrity, with his phone ringing off the hook. He told the Texas City wrecker driv


Added: Nov-13-2009 Occurred On: Nov-12-2009
By: gregory_peckory
Tags: Bugatti Veyron EB, brown pelican, lake
Location: La Marque, Texas, United States (load item map)
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