A lady accused of driving beneath the affect crashed right into a barrier close to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom early Saturday, and a superb Samaritan and officer rescued her and a passenger after her automotive burst into flames, authorities say.
Zoe Williams, 22, of Maryland, was charged with driving beneath the affect, U.S. Capitol Police mentioned. It wasn’t clear if she had a lawyer.
She and a male passenger have been taken to hospitals with accidents not believed to be life-threatening.
Police say Williams was headed west on East Capitol Avenue at about 2 a.m. when she crossed Second Avenue NE, plowed over visitors cones and crashed right into a raised automobile barrier. Her Volkswagen Jetta then caught fireplace. A photograph reveals mangled wreckage after the crash and fireplace.
Drivers within the high-security space across the U.S. Capitol pulled over and tried to assist.
A citizen and a Supreme Courtroom police officer pulled Williams and a male passenger out of the burning automotive, police mentioned. D.C. Hearth and EMS took the driving force and passenger to the hospital.