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Driver charged after Ferrari goes airborne, crashes into ravine

The man who was allegedly behind the wheel of a Ferrari that went airborne and crashed into a ravine has been charged with DWI.

<p>James Sidney Allen booking photo</p>

The man who was allegedly behind the wheel of a Ferrari that went airborne and crashed into a ravine has been charged with DWI.

Court documents state James Sidney Allen, 28, told police he was behind the wheel of the 2015 Ferrari when it crashed near the Red Bud Trail Bridge going toward Westlake Drive around 2:30 a.m. Jan. 13. Witnesses said the Ferrari was traveling over 100 mph when the driver failed to execute a turn and drove into the woods.

Austin Fire Department said that the Ferrari then went airborne for 40 feet, flipped over the air and landed on its side at the bottom of a 40-foot ravine.

Allen and two other people in the Ferrari suffered only minor injuries. Allen was arrested for driving under the influence.

AFD said the Ferrari is valued at $385,000.