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A newly-released video reveals the moments before an accused drunk driver crashed into a Florida Highway Patrol trooper’s SUV not far from the Skyway 10K.
Authorities are calling Trooper Toni Schuck and another FHP trooper heroes after stopping the driver who was headed in the direction of runners.
At around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, Kristen Watts, a 52-year-old from Sarasota, drove through the closed toll plaza on the Manatee County side of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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I want to know why she got away with making a joke and laughing in court.
The officer stated that she felt that she was the last line of defense from the drunk driver killing the runners. That implies the Florida Dept of Transport didn't do anything to block the bridge from cars. Where I live, when a major bridge was shut down for painting, the DOT placed huge snowplows in front of the bridge to prevent any car from driving onto the bridge and injuring the workers. Why didn't they have something like that for the race?
This lady should have no bond and thrown in prison for attempted murder on many counts. Officer Schuck is lucky to be alive and if she didn't make the decision to stop this driver the story would've ended differently with many casualties of the runners. Officer Schuck saved many lives on this day. Thank God she's okay and recovering. She's a true Hero !!!
is that a transgendered person?
Toni Schuck is a hero. The driver should be in jail for the rest of her life
I hope she never gets another drivers license as long as she lives. I also think, no matter how drunk he was that she was intent pon mowing down those runners. She was on a kamikazi mission of death.
She has the biggest balls of ayone on the force.
How does this drunk driver walk away from this without any injury? And if the near to death experience didn’t impact her, she is beyond helping. I hope she gets locked up for a while. The Trooper’s heroism has restored my faith in the humanity.
You want to know what a real hero looks like. Well, there she is. She knew the world of hurt that was about to happen, yet she did it anyways…..
Let's hope this drunk driver doesn't get a prosecuter that believes, "She has learned her lesson, and I think has suffered enough."
Good thing cars do a lot better in collisions than they once did.
How can she laugh about the reason she no longer has a car? She should be banned from driving. Take the bus.
I drive here every night for work. So scary.
The driver would have killed so many people, that 👮 is a hero she risked her life pulling in front of the BMW ,so many would have perished
OMG, that was horrendous. I have tears in my eyes thinking about how brave of a move this was. She easily could have been killed. Hero seems to be thrown around a little flippantly these days but that was truly heroic. Much respect to this officer. I hope she recovers well. ❤️
Trooper Toni Schuck after receiving a bunch of cards at the hospital from people that call her a hero: "Awww, shucks."
God bless her.. I would have done the same. She was still drunk in court. Unbelievable.
That lady should go to jail for the rest of her life
Drunks suck and are the scourge of humanity. I'm still dealing with my injuries daily from an accident in 2001. Damn drunk driver turned left in front of me and basically T boned a parked car at 45mph. On a motorcycle. With a passenger.
Kristen k watts…hmm…sounds like a man. Stay in Jail where you belong !!!!!!
Why do people have to be so dang stupid!
These are the things that officers do all the time they don’t always make the news and it’s a shame the things that officers have to put up with in the ways that they put their lives on the line this lady is a true hero she could’ve lost her life
Glad she was able to stop yet another car trying to drive into a crowd of people
Trooper Toni Schuck is a true hero! God bless her and we will never know how many people she may lives she saved that day. Who is alive today and spending their time with family because of her? We will never know. That is scary but I thank God every day for angels like her.
This is what a Hero is.
This woman is laughing in court about not having a car!! Wow 🥺
God Bless Trooper Schuck! Definitely a Hero for taking this action to protect others. Wishing her a speedy recovery. Sending up healing prayers 🙏