August 26, 2015

Sam Haynes - a Good Samaritan stops doped-up woman on a highway in Ohio

Sam Haynes
During the evening of August 21, 2015, Sam Haynes, age 26, of Amelia, Ohio, was driving on Interstate 275.

He observed and filmed a vehicle travelling like a bat out of hell and swerving all over the roadway. The female driver crossed lanes erratically and twice sped onto the grass median strip and then back onto the road.

Sam Haynes shouted numerous times at the woman to stop her car and to pull over. She eventually slowed down enough for him to pull in front of her. He got out his vehicle and spoken calmly to the woman asking her if she was "messed up".

Sam went on the explain that his sister Lindsey was in a car accident in 2009, when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a man who was high on heroin. Lindsey was in a coma for several months and now uses a wheelchair and can't walk on her own.

The female driver, Sandra Harris, age 43, from Mt. Orab, Ohio, apologized profusely for driving erratically.

The police were called and when deputies arrived they found the woman passed out with her head on the steering wheel.

The woman admitted to police that she had used drugs before setting out on her road trip. The authorities believe that she was using either meth or heroin.

Sandra Harris was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and various traffic infractions.

We offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi or a bus; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Sam intervened because he didn't want anyone to get hurt the way his sister was.

Sam is a Good Samaritan.

God bless him and all who step up to prevent harm to others. Amen.

Pray for the health of his sister, Lindsey. 

Pray for Sandra Harris and for her recovery from drug addiction.  You can do it, Sandra. You can break the cycle. We are praying for you. 

No comments: