An Orlando woman, whose blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit, barreled down New Smyrna Beach Saturday afternoon and plowed into the water, narrowly missing people on the water's edge, Volusia County sheriff's deputies said.
The incident occurred at Smyrna Dunes Park. A sheriff's helicopter flying overhead recorded the scene where people were gathered around the car in the water.
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The driver was identified as Sarah Ramsammy, 26. Her blood alcohol level was 0.153, almost twice the legal limit of .08 under Florida law.
Ramsammy was charged with DUI and reckless driving. She also got a ticket for failure to obey a traffic control device, and was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail at 9:03 p.m., deputies said.
Court records show Ramsammy bonded out at 10:08 p.m. Saturday after posting $1,500 bail.
Witnesses said the vehicle, traveling at 50 mph, narrowly missed a child and a dog at the dog-friendly park on the beach, sheriff's deputies said.
Body camera video footage shows deputies asking Ramsammy what happened.
"I am not sure. I was the driver and they kind of stopped us and they said that we almost hit a child," Ramsammy said. "I didn't think that we did. But that's what they told us."
This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Orlando woman crashes into inlet in New Smyrna Beach