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Good Samaritans Pull Suspected Impaired Driver & Passenger Away From Burning Vehicle

April 9, 2022
Press Release

At approximately 2:00 AM, a car caught on fire after it crashed into a vehicle barricade at 2nd Street, NE and East Capitol Street.

Drivers in the area pulled over and exited their vehicles to help.

A citizen and a Supreme Court Police Officer pulled the female driver and the male passenger away from the burning Volkswagen Jetta.

Crews with DC Fire and EMS put out the car fire and transported the driver and the passenger to the hospital with non-life-threating injuries.

The Volkswagen was traveling westbound on East Capitol Street when it crossed 2nd Street, NE, ran over traffic cones, and then slammed into the raised vehicle barrier.

The driver, 22-year-old Zoe Williams of Maryland, is facing charges of Driving Under the Influence and Operating a Vehicle with Improper Tags.