LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A woman was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI after police say she drove straight into a Long Beach roundabout and was launched several feet into the air.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. Thursday at 4th Street and Daisy Avenue. Surveillance video captured the astonishing scene.

The video shows a BMW speeding westbound and into the roundabout and flying 15 feet into the air from the impact, which also launched a 300-pound boulder into a parked car. The crash landing hit several other parked cars.

Marcelino Ruiz, who owns two of the four cars that were damaged, said he thought the driver must have been going at least 70 mph in the residential neighborhood when she hit the roundabout.

“Too fast,” he said.

The crash also sheared a water valve that had to be shut off by firefighters.

The woman, later identified as 27-year-old Marisela Ovalle, was not hurt. She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Comments (15)
  1. Darren says:

    Thank God no one was hurt. The video is stunning.

  2. Manny says:

    She should do stunt work!

  3. Kevin Nichols says:

    She Should Serve some Time in Jail. Or have to Pay a very Hefty Fine.

  4. Kendra says:

    Can we have a moment of silence for the rock and their family.

  5. old man says:

    Should have ticketed and towed that car parked through the red and pedestrian zone when the police were there…The car appears to be traveling a bit over the marked 15mph limit around these roundabouts… Maybe THE CITY will have to find a bigger rock since their so easy to move…

  6. melklausler says:

    She killed that poor little tree!

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