Caught on Camera: FHP trooper uses her cruiser to stop a suspected drunk driver

An FHP trooper in Tampa uses her police cruiser to stop a suspected drunk driver

TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida Highway Patrol Officer is being called a hero, after she used her patrol car to stop a suspected drunk driver in Tampa.

Authorities were alerted to the driver, who was headed toward the route of a race, where thousands of runners were participating.

Officials say the driver sped through traffic cones and road closures.

Master Trooper Toni Schuck used her patrol vehicle to stop the speeding suspect head on.

Skyway 10K race organizers took to social media to thank the trooper, saying “On behalf of the Skyway 10K, we are beyond thankful for our law enforcement partners and the trooper who risked her life to keep our race participants safe.”

Both Schuck and the suspect were injured but are now recovering.

The driver faces multiple charges.

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