Good Samaritans Stop Young Drunken Driver On Florida Freeway

Submitted by: 5cats 3 months ago in News & Politics

Brittany Sharp

Three women in Florida put themselves in harm's way for the sake of others when they made an drunk driver crash into their vehicle.

Suzzette Williams, Angelina Powell and an unidentified woman took matters into their own hands after spotting a motorist — who police later identified as 25-year-old Brittany Sharp — driving erratically near North Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon, per multiple outlets. You can see the ladies' video below. 

Williams, who was driving a Nissan Sentra, trailed Sharp’s white Chevrolet Cavalieras Sharp allegedly weaved between lanes, hit curbs and then joined Interstate 75. Once the driver headed for interstate, they tried to stop her. Eventually they pulled in front of her and got rear-ended, keeping her there until police arrived. 

Were they heroes who helped save one or more lives? Or should they have just continued to follow and record? Tough call... what would you have done?

There are 11 comments:
Male 6,125
5cats: You know she was driving drunk because of AGW, of course!

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Male 41,551
broizfam Yes, no, wait!
Was she driving more because of AGW? Or drinking more because of AGW? 
Why not both? :-D

(I suspect this is unrelated to AGW, but you never know... or to Aliens too eh?)
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Male 6,125
5cats Aliens, more likely.
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Male 4,367
Sexist bitches. "He this and he that". Uh-huh.
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Male 41,551
trimble It is still used as the 'gender unknown' fallback. :-)

It's either 'he' or 'they' and there's only 1 person in the car...
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Male 1,891
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Male 1,536
good way to get shot.
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Male 21,066
I saw something very similar one night on a freeway in the middle of nowhere in Riverside County -- a pretty bad area if you know the town. Called 911, and they put a report in, but since it was a Saturday night, resources were low. The driver was swerving across 4 lanes at a time for a couple miles and eventually got off on an exit. 

Unless there's a cop already in the area, it's probably difficult for them to catch a drunk driver in the act.
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Male 1,891
fancylad That's why you call it in as a possible medical emergency instead of a drunk driver.  You never know if they are drunk or high instead of having a stroke or heart attack or diabetic episode.  

Drug free workplace manager training included the mantra "Document everything, diagnose nothing"
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Male 41,551
insaneai Oh, excellent point. Even rolling an ambulance might help get them into the area.
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Male 4,367
insaneai Great point.
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