It’s actually quite amazing that some people are able to function at all. This is Crystal Leija, the DUI degenerate that drove through the home of one John Rauchbauer at 2 a.m. this past Saturday morning. Leija had apparently left the bowling ally where she’d been drinking in St. Petersburg, FL and while in transit managed to hit a parked car, two fences and mailboxes before plowing through Rauchbauer’s house. The car had gone straight through the homes front wall, through the living room, dining room and then to Rauchbauer’s horror, the room where his two sons, ages 4 and 10 slept before coming to a stop in the back yard. One of the boys, 10 year old Taylor, was found hidden beneath the rubble inside the home by Rauchbauer’s brother-in-law who was nearly killed in the incident. 4 year old son Hayden was luckily found outside amongst the rubble as he had thankfully been carried on his bed into the back yard as the car passed through the house.
The kicker to the story came when Crystal Leija stumbled out of her car and stated, “If you give me $1,000, I’ll help you find your kids,”. According to TampaBay.com, Leija was charged with driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury, DUI causing personal injury, DUI causing damage to property or person, and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. Rauchbauer, his brother-in-law, fiance and most of all his two sons are lucky to be alive after this incident. Leija was being held in jail on $6,150 bail.