Officer busts window to wake driver passed out on California interstate

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A woman believed to be drunk passed out behind the wheel of her car on a California interstate Friday morning — and not even a California Highway Patrol officer banging on her window woke her up.

The woman, later identified as 25-year-old Amber Dlaine McKinney Morgan, was dead stopped in the middle of Interstate 805 northbound in San Diego, California.

8News affiliate ABC 10 News saw the car stopped in the road, stopped to see what was going on and dialed 911. While waiting for a response, a member of the 10 News crew ran out and tried to awaken the driver when there was a break in traffic, but to no avail. The woman didn’t budge, according to 10 News.<

When California Highway Patrol Officer Sergio Flores arrived, he tried to get Morgan’s attention, but didn’t have any luck either.

(Photo: KGTV)
(Photo: KGTV)

Morgan was still “out cold” when the car began rolling down the freeway, 10 News reports. Officer Flores then jumped into action, chasing the car and trying to bust out a window with his flashlight. After a few swings, he succeeded, and was able to get inside and throw the gear shift into park.

Morgan was removed from the vehicle and taken to a safe location alongside the freeway. She was then handcuffed and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

(Photo: KGTV)
(Photo: KGTV)

Morgan is a student at San Diego State University.

A large bottle of alcohol and other drinks were found inside Morgan’s car. She was booked into jail with bail set at $2,500.

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