DUI suspect passes out on freeway, dramatic rescue caught on camera

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SAN DIEGO — Shocking video out of California shows an allegedly intoxicated woman passed out on a busy freeway as dozens of cars zipped by her without stopping.

The black, Chrysler Sebring was stopped in the third lane of northbound 805 with traffic speeding by on both sides.

Paul Anderegg spotted the car, pulled over and called 911.

During a break in traffic Anderegg ran over to try to wake the driver, but the windows were rolled up, the doors were locked and  she was unresponsive. 1

Cars and trucks continued to pass by, sliding left and right to avoid the accident.

“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 Flores arrived on the scene and tried to wake the woman too. After waiting a second for a speeding car to pass he got into a position and swung his flashlight at her window.

The Sebring started rolling slowly as the driver’s foot came off the brake.

Then, Flores ran around behind the car to rap on the passenger window, eventually breaking in.

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In the video, Flores can be heard saying: “Stop your car, you’re going to crash.”

Flores was able to open the door and throw the gearshift into park. The woman was removed from behind the wheel and walked to the curb.

An empty bottle of vodka was visible on her floorboard.

Amber Dlaine McKinney, 25, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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