Passed out driver stops in the middle of freeway

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SAN DIEGO, CA - Here's more proof about the dangers of drinking and driving.

A California woman, who allegedly was intoxicated, passed out while on a busy freeway in San Diego.

Dozens of cars zipped by, but none of them hit the stopped vehicle.

There might have eventually been an accident there, had it not been for a brave officer.

Steve Fiorina reports.

The black Chrysler Sebring was stopped in the number three lane of the northbound 805 with traffic speeding by on both sides.

Our 10news breaking newstracker Paul Anderegg spotted it, pulled over, and called 9-1-1. He then ran over during a break in oncoming traffic and tried to awaken the driver.

"Hey... Wake up!... tap tap tap.

The windows rolled up and doors locked, the woman was passed out; unresponsive.

Cars and trucks never stopped, sliding right or left to avoid an accident, most still running at full speed.

Ofc. Jake Sanchez\CHP "You can see cars are going by 65, 70, even 80 miles an hour. Any impact... that was very close."

Moments later CHP Officer Sergio Flores arrived on scene and tried to rouse her too. Waiting a second for a speeding car to pass, then getting into position and swinging his flashlight at her window. The Sebring started rolling slowly as the driver's foot came off the brake. He ran around behind the car to rap on the passenger window, breaking in.

"Stop your car, you're going to crash."

Finally he was able to open the door and throw the gearshift into park. It's almost over.....the woman was collected from behind the wheel and walked over to the curb. An empty vodka bottle visible on her floorboard. 25-year-old Amber Dlaine McKinney was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, handcuffed....driven to Los Calinas for booking.

That was Steve Fiorina reporting.

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