Moment 2 Paramedics Wrestle Loaded Gun From Drink-Driver

This is the moment two brave paramedics wrestle a gun from a suspected drink-driver during a routine medical check.

The incident was filmed in the city of Bradenton in Manatee County in the US state of Florida on 31st May with the footage being released by the local police department last week.

The two paramedics were honoured by local officials for their brave action on Tuesday.

The police said the suspected drink-driver went from passed out to pointing a handgun in just seconds.

The police and paramedics were called to the scene following a 911 call about a man passed out in a stationary vehicle in the middle of the road.

After trying to wake the man several times, paramedic Joe Savasta smashed the vehicle’s back window and took the keys from the ignition.

He then opened the door for colleague Carlos Santos to start checking the driver’s vital signs.

According to the police, during health checks, the driver startled and grabbed a loaded handgun from the car’s centre console.

Santos immediately shouted “gun” and lunged at the man to try to disarm him.

Meanwhile, Savasta also pounced on the driver and helped to disarm him before a shot was fired.

Santos then gave the weapon to a nearby cop.

Savasta said afterwards: “All I heard was his (Santos) cries and saw him fighting with a gun. I came to him to incapacitate the driver from functioning the gun and the fight was on from there.”

Santos said: “I saw the gun, I know what guns do, and in the back of my mind I said ‘get it or you’re dead.”

Santos and Savasta were honoured by local officials for their brave act on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the suspect has been charged with driving under the influence and attempted murder.

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