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09/05/2017 06:58 am ET Updated Sep 05, 2017

Heroic Women Sacrifice Own Car To Block Alleged DUI Driver On Highway

They stopped the suspect's vehicle by forcing it to rear-end their own.

Three women in Florida put themselves in harm’s way for the sake of others when they made an alleged DUI driver crash into their vehicle.

Suzzette Williams, Angelina Powell and an unidentified woman took matters into their own hands after spotting a motorist — who police later identified as 25-year-old Brittany Sharp — driving erratically near North Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon, per multiple outlets.

Williams, who was driving a Nissan Sentra, trailed Sharp’s white Chevrolet Cavalier as Sharp allegedly weaved between lanes, hit curbs and then joined Interstate 75, per WBBH.

One of Williams’ passengers remained in telephone contact with the police, while the other broadcast the pursuit over Facebook Live.

Brittany Sharp, 25, faces a number of charges following Sunday's incident.
Lee County Sheriffs Office
Brittany Sharp, 25, faces a number of charges following Sunday's incident.

Williams then overtook Sharp, pulled her own vehicle in front of the Chevrolet and slammed on the brakes. It forced Sharp to rear-end Williams’ car, but brought her to a complete stop.

Florida Highway troopers arrived on the scene and took Sharp, who sustained minor injuries in the collision, for treatment at Fort Myers’ Lee Memorial Hospital.

Sharp, from Cape Coral, was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and careless driving. She remains in custody without bond at Lee County Jail, per The News-Press, and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 18.

It’s not clear how much damage was caused to Williams’ vehicle, or whether any of the women in her car were injured. HuffPost has reached out for further information.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Bueno praised the women for calling 911, but didn’t recommend that others follow their example in stopping a driver “like this on their own.”

“If you’re able to call in a description of a car, direction, a tag, all that is beneficial,” Bueno told NBC. “But what we don’t want is of course for any other secondary collisions or for someone to get hurt.”

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