Driver arrested after SUV plows into front of Pembroke Pines home

38-year-old driver begged homeowners not to call police, they say

Police have arrested a woman after an SUV crashed into a home in Pembroke Pines late Sunday evening.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Police are investigating after an SUV crashed into a home in Pembroke Pines late Sunday evening.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Southwest 71st Avenue and Fifth Street.

“We felt the vibrations of the house shake and a big loud noise,” the homeowner said.

The loud noise was from an SUV that had crashed into the front of the home.

“There was a van with a lady inside,” the homeowner said.

A husband and a wife who did not want to be identified said they were inside their home around 10 p.m. Sunday when the crash occurred.

They said they ran out of their bedroom to find a woman behind the wheel of an SUV that was sitting in their living room.

A picture taken from the street shows the tail-end of the vehicle sticking out.

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“She says she didn’t know what happened, how did it happen, and she was just confused about everything. She was shook up,” the wife said.

The homeowners say the woman begged them not to call police.

“I was in disbelief. I couldn’t believe this happened,” the wife said.

Police identified the driver as 38-year-old Analia Schwindt-Berrios and charged with DUI and DUI with damage to property.

Inside the home Monday morning, a crew was taking a look at the caved hurricane windows. Concrete was all over the floor and the ceiling was torn up.

“Go through the stress again of trying to get everything back together and rebuild the front of the property,” the wife said.

According to authorities, Schwindt-Berrios was not injured and neither was anyone inside the home.

The roadway was temporarily blocked as the vehicle was removed.


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