It’s not every day that a police officer orders a drunk driver to get back into a car.
On July 10, an Ohio police officer pulled over a car for speeding on I-480, but before the officer could make contact with the driver, the man bailed out of his vehicle and started running across the highway, WKYC-TV reported.
The whole thing was caught on the officer’s dash cam.
The man, 54-year-old Richard Solis, was drunk before 11 a.m., though it was unclear if it was fear of a drunk driving conviction or some other factor that motivated him to run into traffic.
“Get back in the car!” the officer, Patrolman Matt Beck, can be heard shouting on the video.
Beck follows Solis onto the road and, thankfully, traffic is light.
The pair disappears from view momentarily, before the officer reappears, dragging the reportedly 340-pound Solis to safety.
Solis can be heard saying, “Kill me,” over and over as Beck pulls him off the road.
Supervisors praised Beck after the incident, crediting him for acting quickly to save Solis’ life.
Solis has been convicted of driving under the influence and speeding, WKYC reported.
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