…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Drunk Driver Plunges SUV into Ocean: Chaos Unfolds at Florida Beach
A shocking incident unfolded at Smyrna Dunes Beach Park in Florida when 26-year-old Sarah Ramsammy allegedly drove her SUV recklessly along the crowded beach before crashing it into the ocean.
Witnesses claim she was driving at a high speed of around 50 miles per hour, narrowly avoiding numerous beachgoers, including families with children.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the chaotic ordeal.
As police arrived at the scene, Ramsammy admitted to being the driver but showed no signs of remorse.
In a video captured by officers, Ramsammy can be seen standing in wet clothes, calmly explaining that they were simply trying to turn the car around.
She mentioned not being able to make a U-turn and claimed they were unaware of the potential danger they posed.
However, when informed that she had nearly hit a child, Ramsammy seemed to deny the accusation, stating that she didn’t think they had come close to hitting anyone.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Ramsammy’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was 0.153, twice the legal limit for driving.
The officer at the scene reminded her that driving on that part of the beach was prohibited.
Ramsammy’s passenger, who appeared visibly upset, apologized to the officer for the incident.
As the officer requested Ramsammy’s license, she informed him that it was inside the car along with her phone.
Realizing the seriousness of the situation, the officer advised her to retrieve her phone as her car would be impounded.
Emotions ran high as Ramsammy’s friend, who was present on the beach, began to weep and asked the officer for guidance.
The officer informed her that Ramsammy would be taken to jail for driving under the influence, giving her friend the option to accompany her or arrange for her release on bail.
Throughout the encounter, Ramsammy stood motionless with her arms crossed, only asking the officer why she was being taken to jail.
The deputy explained that her actions endangered multiple individuals, stating his belief that she was driving under the influence.
Ramsammy was later charged with DUI, reckless driving, and failure to obey a traffic control device.
Smyrna Beach Dunes Park, where the incident occurred, is a popular beach destination situated along the southern shoreline of Ponce de Leon inlet in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
The park spans 184 acres and is known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.
The incident involving Sarah Ramsammy is a stark reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence.
Her reckless actions put the lives of numerous beachgoers at risk and could have resulted in a tragedy.
It serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the need to address the issue of drunk driving to ensure the safety of everyone on the roads.