NAPLES, Fla. – A state trooper gave CPR to a South Florida woman he found not breathing in her car Wednesday night on Alligator Alley. He helped save her life, and then he took her to jail.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Gregory Bueno said the trooper was on his way to a crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 75 about 11:45 p.m. when he spotted a car that drifted off the highway and onto the shoulder.
Bueno said the trooper saw the woman passed out in the driver's seat with her doors locked and tried to wake her up, to no avail, so he broke the rear passenger-side window to get to her.
Upon realizing that the woman didn't have a pulse, the trooper carried her out of the car and started administering CPR, Bueno said.
"Ma'am, ma'am, come on, please wake up, ma'am, please," the trooper can be heard telling the woman in dashcam video released Thursday.
The woman, later identified as Cory Webster, 32, of Delray Beach, was revived a short time later and taken to a Naples hospital, Bueno said.
After she was treated and released from the hospital, the trooper arrested her on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
Bueno said Webster's blood-alcohol level was .039 percent. The state legal limit is .08 percent.