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Cars used as weapons in separate rages
Cars were used as instruments of destruction in two separate instances in Ceres within the past eight days.

Nobody was seriously hurt in either incident.

The first incident occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 16 when an intoxicated 45-year-old Ceres woman deliberately rammed her SUV into her own house to get back at her husband during a domestic squabble and divorce proceedings, said Police Lt. Brent Smith.

Rosa Calderon was detained by neighbors after she first did burn-outs in the street in front of 2221 Calcagno Street and then crashed twice into the house at 11:51 p.m. Lt. Smith said that Calderon was upset and drove the black GMC Envoy first into the garage where her husband's pickup was parked inside and then backed it up to drive into the house.

Calderon registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.10 and was charged with drunk driving.

Man runs into car with kids

In the second incident - which occurred on Sunday - a Ceres man was charged with deliberately ramming his car into a vehicle his wife was driving, which also contained their two children.

The incident occurred at 10:02 p.m. in the 1500 block of Belmont Avenue when the man's wife arrived home to find her husband in his car with another woman, said Sgt. Jose Berber. An argument ensued between the husband and wife and things turned physical. Police say that the man purposely drove his vehicle into the side of his wife's car when she tried to leave with their three- and five-year-old children. The man's girlfriend then drove her car into the other side of the victim's vehicle and fled the scene in a small blue Acura. Refugio Diaz, 30, of Ceres, was arrested and booked in the Stanislaus County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, child endangerment, and false imprisonment.