09/10/2012

Video: Utah cop saves driver, kid in runaway car

Deputy "could see that the driver was unconscious"

Geoff Liesik
Deseret Morning News

FARMINGTON, Utah — Davis County sheriff's deputy Matt Boucher has responded to some strange situations during his 8 ½ years with the agency, but few of them rival his recent encounter with an unconscious driver on I-15.

On Aug. 26, Boucher was running radar on Legacy Highway when dispatchers put out an attempt-to-locate for a reckless driver on I-15. Other motorists had called in to report that a Mazda sedan was weaving in and out of traffic after slamming into a concrete Jersey barrier.

The callers also reported that there as a child in the car. Boucher made the quick drive to I-15 and spotted the car rolling down the road at about 4 mph.

"I could see that the driver was unconscious," the deputy said. "He was slumped over in the driver's seat, and you could see a car seat in the back with a little girl in it. 

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