(NEWSER) – A Texas man who may or may not have purchased a $1 million car for the express purpose of driving it into a lagoon was sentenced to more than a year in prison Tuesday, KTRE reports. According to the Houston Chronicle, Andy House — who owns a salvage yard for exotic cars — bought the 2006 Bugatti Veyron in October 2009. The following month, he drove it into the Gulf Bay lagoon. After crashing his expensive ride, House left the engine running, which totaled the car by sucking a bunch of salt water into the engine, KTRE reports. According to Jalopnik, House originally said he was distracted by a “low-flying pelican” before later claiming he was reaching for his cellphone when he crashed.

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