On June 30, at around 11:00 a.m., a mom and grandmother rounded up several young children playing in the street on the 200 block of Cornflower Street in Encinitas. A neighbor, two doors down, was backing out of her driveway.
Neighbors on Cornflower Street have been concerned about the occupants of a particular house in their neighborhood of twin home duplexes and mostly cul-de-sac streets, where kids play in front of shared driveways.
A few seconds later, the woman backing out, in a black Hyundai SUV, rear-ended a parked truck, which pushed it into another parked truck, damaging all three vehicles. Five sheriff's deputies arrived soon after. After a brief investigation, the woman was arrested for being under the influence. A deputy said she would be taken in for further testing.
Neighbors and the lead deputy on the scene said that two weeks earlier, a male from the same house missed the turn at the end of the street, crashing into a front yard on Sunflower Street, totaling his new Corvette. The resident of the home said her son was playing in that exact area an hour before the accident. The driver was reputedly arrested for DUI.