911 Receives 10 Calls about Drunk Driver
Two young women in Coral Springs are being mourned today, after they were killed in an accident involving a drunk driver. 911 received over 10 calls regarding a driver speeding down the Sawgrass expressway. 3 minutes after the first calls were received, the Florida Highway Patrol reached out to the Coral Springs Police to let them know the driver was headed their way. One minute later, the collision happened. Paramedics, police and firefighters were called to the scene, as one of the cars was one fire. The driver had twice the legal blood alcohol limit, as well as tested positive for marijuana. At this time, no charges have been filed.
Citizens are concerned that several of the callers to 911 were told to hang up and call the Florida Highway Patrol. However, the Florida Highway Patrol says that there wasn’t a delay in response, and that the trooper sent to respond was en route from Pompano Beach when the accident occurred. An investigation into the accident and the department’s response is pending.
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