Video: Calif. officer smashes window of moving car to rescue woman

Amazing video (embedded below) shows a California Highway Patrol officer smashing the window of a moving car and rescuing a driver who had passed out behind the wheel of her car on a freeway. (Source: ABC7)

Officers said they first came across Amber Morgan, 25, about 1 a.m., passed out behind the wheel of a car that was at a standstill in the slow lane of Interstate 805 near Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. (Source:

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The CHP said an officer woke Morgan by tapping on her window, but the car began moving and Morgan, who appeared highly intoxicated, could not stop it. The officer ran alongside and smashed the passenger-side window with his flashlight, stopped the car and pulled Morgan out.

Officers said they found a bottle of liquor, partially consumed, in the car.

Morgan was arrested and jailed on suspicion of DUI.