Officer Planning To Issue Ticket Saves Driver's Life
A police officer was at the right place at the right time when he pulled over a driver who was choking.By Ryan Biek | July 14, 2015
Officer Dustin Clinkscales of the Austin police department in Texas, thought he was about to issue a routine ticket July 12 to a driver talking on her phone, but he likely saved the driver's life when he realized she was choking on food.
The driver, who declined to be named, tried to call 911, but she couldn't speak. After Clinkscales successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver, the woman fainted from lack of oxygen. He caught her and radioed paramedics.
"It's really amazing how quickly he recognized that something was wrong, how quickly he acted and cleared her passage way," Austin police department Commander Michael Eveleth said during a press conference.