South Euclid mail carrier goes extra mile, stops alleged drunk driver

SOUTH EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - South Euclid police have released body camera video of their encounter with a suspected drunk driver.

The incident happened on Nov. 29 at 1:31 p.m.

A Donwell Road resident called the police to tell them her mail carrier had taken the car keys from a suspected drunk driver and gave them to her.

"He said: 'Here, you take this and call police.' I said not a problem," said neighbor Tammy Black.

The driver had stopped in the street right in front of her house.

Once officers arrived they realized they received a call, earlier in the day, about the same vehicle.

On November 29th 2017 at 1:31PM a Donwell Rd resident called South Euclid Police to report that her mail carrier had taken the car keys from a suspected intoxicated motorist, who had stopped in the street in front of her house. The mail carrier turned the car key over to the resident and requested she call the police to investigate. Earlier in the day, officers were dispatched to look for a vehicle matching this vehicles description operating on the wrong side of the roadway, but were unable to locate it. The following footage is from one of an officers Body Worn Camera, which he activated upon arrival.

Posted by South Euclid Police Department on Saturday, December 2, 2017

The driver was riding on the wrong side of the roadway.

"I've never seen anyone that drunk before," Black said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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