FULSHEAR, Texas — Drunk and stupid is no way to live, and for this woman it was almost the way she died.
Texas police were shocked to discover a drunken woman passed out in the middle of a country road in the dark, forcing motorists to swerve unexpectedly to avoid running her over.
“We all make mistakes, however, this mistake almost cost this young woman her life,” the Fulshear, Texas police department wrote on its Facebook page.
Cops say the woman appeared to have “bedded down” on the road after driving into a ditch about 200 yards from where she was found.
Dashboard video shows the stunning moment when officer on patrol happened upon her prone body after noticing a motorist swerve to avoid hitting her.
“Sergeant Scott immediately realized that ‘the object’ in the road was a person and quickly stopped to render aid,” the department said.
The woman was charged with public intoxication and given a lift to jail.
“However, this unfortunate mistake could have ended tragically and the ride could have been to the morgue,” police said.