Brave Women Sacrifice Their Car To Block Alleged DUI Driver
September 7th, 2017
Three heroic women in Florida sacrificed their own safety for other people when they made an alleged DUI driver crash into the vehicle they were driving. Suzzette Williams, Angelina Powell and another unidentified woman took the situation into their own hands when they spotted a motorist driving erratically near North Fort Myers over the weekend. Police later identified the suspect as 25-year-old Brittany Sharp.
Williams was driving a Nissan Sentra and trailed Sharp’s white Chevrolet Cavalier as she allegedly weaved between lanes, hit curbs and then merged onto I-75, according to local news stations. One of Williams’ passengers remained in contact over the phone with the police, while the other broadcast the pursuit via Facebook Live.
Williams then decided to overtake Sharp, pulled her own vehicle in front of the Cavalier and slammed on the brakes which forced Sharp to rear-end Williams’ car, and brought her to a complete stop.
Florida Highway Troopers arrived on the scene and took Sharp for treatment of her minor injuries at Fort Myers’ Lee Memorial Hospital. She was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and also careless driving. She remains in custody without bond. It’s not clear how much damage Williams’ vehicle endured, or whether any of the women in her car were injured.
Florida Highway Patrol praised the women for calling 911, but suggested others don't do the same in attempts in stopping a driver “like this on their own.”
“If you’re able to call in a description of a car, direction, a tag, all that is beneficial,” Bueno told NBC. “But what we don’t want is of course for any other secondary collisions or for someone to get hurt.”