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Lufkin man drives million-dollar car into S. Texas lagoon

Photo courtesy of Chris Paschenko/The Galveston County Daily News Photo courtesy of Chris Paschenko/The Galveston County Daily News

LA MARQUE, TX (KTRE) - A bird is blamed for distracting the driver of a luxury sports car who then drove his Bugatti Veyron  into the drink.

La Marque police say the French-built supercar ended up in a lagoon, coming to rest in about 2 feet of saltwater.

Police say the man from Lufkin, whose name was not immediately released, was not injured in Wednesday afternoon's accident.

Police say the man had been looking at real estate in the Galveston area when he was distracted by a low-flying pelican near Omega Bay.

A tow truck was summoned to extract the rare production vehicle from the muddy pond.

A 2006 Bugatti Veyron was recently offered for sale in Jonesboro, Ark., for $1.25 million.

The wrecker who pulled the vehicle out of the lagoon said it took him about two hours to do the job.

"I've pulled cars out of the water before, but never one worth $2 million," Gilbert Harrison said.

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