Long Beach Man Allegedly Crashes Car into Colorado Lagoon; Booked on DUI Charges

Police arrested a Long Beach man who fled after allegedly drunk driving and crashing his vehicle into the Colorado Lagoon early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Officers responded to a single vehicle collision near 4th Street and Haines Avenue at 2:23AM on Wednesday, June 15, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

She said the vehicle eventually came to rest in the middle of the Colorado Lagoon.

The driver, 30-year-old Raymond Aaron Schultz, and his female passenger fled the scene but were detained in the nearby area, according to Arrona.

Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) personnel transported them to a local hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries. The vehicle was removed from the lagoon by members of the Police Dive Team, Arrona said.

Schultz was booked for driving under the influence and injury hit-and-run and is currently being held in Long Beach City Jail. His bail is set at $100,000.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.
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