Swimmers Narrowly Escape Off-Road Suspected Drunken Driver

Police say a group of children and adults in an above-ground pool in Pennsylvania barely managed to get out the way before a car smashed into it.

Dean Tomsic, 57, is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault, driving under the influence and resisting arrest in Northampton County. reports the driver struck the pool during what police suspect was a drunken rampage in Bushkill Township on July 13.

The man drove through two yards along Old Allentown Road before speeding toward the pool that had two children and two adults inside, investigators said.

Tomsic hit the side of the pool after the swimmers managed to get out, police said. The man then drove through a yard and hit a water well casing before getting stuck in a dirt embankment, investigators said.

The Wind Gap resident has had a history DUI and driving on a suspended license charges dating back to the 1990s.

Online court records don't list an attorney at this time. Tomsic posted bond Wednesday afternoon. NBC10 could not find a phone number for Tomsic at this time.

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