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Drunk Driving Incidents Damage Kentlands Properties Early Saturday

Approximately six minutes apart, one driver nearly drove into the community pool and another struck a transformer box at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard.

Two drunk driving incidents a mere six minutes apart caused significant damage to Kentlands property Saturday morning, according to Gaithersburg Police.

At 5:13 a.m., 19-year-old Jarrad Mathew O’Brien, of Germantown, lost control of his 1992 BMW at the Kentlands Civic Center and drove across the grassy field and through the iron fence of the pool, finally coming to rest after striking numerous stone pillars, Gaithersburg Police officer Dan Lane told Patch.

Minutes earlier, 19-year-old Jonathan Juhan Aquino, also of Germantown, lost control of his 1998 Acura and struck a transformer box at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard, ending up against a brick wall, Lane said.

The incident caused a power outage in sections of Kentlands and Lakelands, The Town Courier reported on its Facebook page.

There was no damage to the brick wall, which is located behind Buca di Beppo. 

Both drivers were issued traffic citations charging them with Driving Under the Influence related charges, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and various other traffic related charges, Lane said.

jnrentz1 October 02, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Should all first offenders in drunk driving cases get some jail time to serve?
Sharon October 02, 2012 at 03:27 PM
It only takes a '1st offense' to kill another innocent human being!
Greg Goldstein October 06, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Who struck the wood guardrail on Lakelands Drive last night? Was there a crazy party in K/L and if so will they charge the homeowners?

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