In the U.S. specifically in King, Washington, a group of young people acted to save a female deputy sheriff after a suspected drunk driver started choking her after a car accident last week.
The deputy was off duty at the time and was stopped at 1 a.m. after she passed the scene of the accident in her patrol car, Fox 13 said.
Those involved in the accident said the suspect was trying to flee the scene. After the assistant tried to stop him, he continued to stumble and looked “very intoxicated.
After a fight, the man managed to wrap his arms around the deputy’s neck and “put a headlock on him and started to squeeze,” according to Fox 13.
As he tried to regain the lead, he heard the group of young people approaching and shouting, “Get off me!
They helped to get him off.
The young men climbed on top of the suspect and started pulling him as she was released. Then they helped her immobilize him while she handcuffed him.
The sheriff’s office said the deputy suffered minor bruising.
“We cannot thank these five young men enough for coming to the deputy’s rescue. They may well have saved his life,” the office said in a Facebook post.
“Mom and Dad, you should be proud of these kids,” they added.
The suspect was also arrested on felony charges of assaulting an officer and driving under the influence. He also had several other arrest warrants, including for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, as detailed by the sheriff’s office.