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Police: Reckless driver in viral video admitted to using drugs

(Photo: Sam Haynes/Facebook video) (Photo: Sam Haynes/Facebook video)
(Photo: Sam Haynes/Facebook video) (Photo: Sam Haynes/Facebook video)
(Photo: Sam Haynes/Facebook video) (Photo: Sam Haynes/Facebook video)
Sandra Harris Sandra Harris
Sam Haynes being given the Challenge Coin (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Sam Haynes being given the Challenge Coin (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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An Amelia man has been hailed a hero after he stopped an erratic driver during rush hour captured in a Facebook video that has now gone viral.

Sam Haynes spotted the car weaving all over the road while driving down I-471 on Friday around 5 p.m. and felt the driver, Sandra Harris, may be impaired.

Haynes said he started recording the other driver's actions with his phone once they got to I-275.

After calling police to get help and witnessing Harris veer into the grassy median, Haynes decided to take matters into his own hands.

The video shows Haynes scream for her to stop and eventually pull over in front of the vehicle. Haynes approached the car and asked Harris, 43, of Mount Orab, if she was OK.

Harris was unconscious with her head resting on the steering wheel when police arrived, according to a spokesperson with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. 

“When Ms. Harris came through she was showing classic behavior of recent drug use,” said the spokesperson. The deputy on scene said she admitted to using heroin and meth.

Harris was charged with OVI and other traffic charges. Her bond was set at $10,000 and ordered to electronic home detention.

Haynes stated he has no tolerance for reckless driving after his sister was struck by an impaired driver in 2009 causing her to possibly be paralyzed for the rest of her life.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil issued a Challenge Coin to Sam Haynes Wednesday for going above and beyond and possibly saving lives.

The video has been shared over 11,500 times and has over 526,000 views. 

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