Driver of car that went in pool arrested

A car rests upside down in a pool in Ledyard, May 25, 2014.
A car rests upside down in a pool in Ledyard, May 25, 2014.

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH) — The New Britain man police say was behind the wheel of a car that crash landed into a pool in Ledyard, will stand before a judge on new charges. Police say there were two kids in the car when it happened.

25-year-old Marcus Harvin is now charged with 2 counts of Assault Second with a Motor Vehicle, 2 counts of Risk of Injury to a Minor, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs. These charges are on top of the charges he was already facing: Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Obey an Officers Signal.

According to officials, Harvin was driving on Route 12 when he lost control, hit a pole, a traffic control box and a metal guardrail. That’s when he crash-landed his car upside-down into a swimming pool on Baldwin Hill Road. It happened on May 25, near the intersection of Long Cove Road in Gales Ferry.

Harvin’s two young children, ages 2 and 4, sustained serious injuries, but are expected to be OK.

His bond was set at $10,000.

He will stand before a judge in New London around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

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