Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

December 02, 2008

Fla. trooper injured rescuing woman who drove into lake

By Dianna Cahn

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper nearly drowned Monday trying to save a Boca Raton woman who intentionally drove her car into a lake at the Glades Road exit of Florida's Turnpike, authorities said.

The 56-year-old woman left the exit ramp shortly before 7 a.m., drove behind a barrier and accelerated her vehicle as she headed directly into the water, FHP spokesman Sgt. Jorge Delahoz said. She managed to drive fast enough to launch the vehicle 60 feet from the shoulder into the center of the lake.

Full story: Fla. trooper injured rescuing woman who drove into lake

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample