Alleged drunk driver stops in middle of freeway; dramatic rescue caught on camera

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SAN DIEGO -- A California Highway Patrol officer rescued a woman who appeared to be passed out in the driver's seat of her car on a busy freeway.

Other drivers spotted the stopped black Chrysler Sebring in the middle of northbound I-805 late Friday, according to CNN affiliate KGTV. A passerby ran to the vehicle and tapped on the window trying to wake her up.

Paul Anderegg pulled over and called 9-1-1. Then, when there was a break in traffic, he rushed to the car. Video shows that he was unable to wake the woman, and the doors were locked.

“You can see cars are going by 65, 70, even 80 miles an hour. Any impact … and that was very close,” Said Officer Jake Sanchez of the California Highway Patrol.

Moments later, officer Sergio Floers arrived at the scene and also attempted to rouse the driver by tapping the car with his flashlight.

Flores is seen in the video running around to the passenger side as the car began rolling down the interstate. He eventually smashed the window with his flashlight.

“Stop your car, you’re going to crash,” he yelled at the woman.

Flores then reached into the car, opened the door and put the car into park.

KGTV reports the driver, identified as Amber Dlaine McKinney Morgan, 25, was then taken to safety before officers arrested her on suspicion of DUI.


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  • Kenneth Briggs

    first lets thank the police for getting this drunk off the road and the others that tried also . but let,s hope the courtswill wake this drunk up . I being 70 years old say she should start going to weekly AA meetings for life , no license for two years and a drug test for five years . she is just one lucky bitch .

    • mitchell

      For life? And drug testing? ..your really think that’s necessary? For one..we do not know if she was on drugs so that shouldn’t be relevant here…and is the use of the word butch necessary here old man? Like come on..get a grip on your old as life…

  • tootietuttle

    she’s probably sitting at home sobering up, thinking, “oooooo, girl, I look good on tv” and just getting dumber…

  • King CJ

    Thank you, Paul Anderegg and Officer Sergio Flores. You almost certainly saved several lives, including the life of the young lady passed out behind the wheel. I hope this is the only wake up call she needs to stop drinking and driving.

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