South Bend, Ind.
— A South Bend escort is outfitted with a special harness, which allows the woman to get out of the vehicle and safely return to her car as soon as the driver is safely behind the wheel.
The South Bend Police Department posted video on social media of an escort from the Southgate Escort Service in South Bend who was traveling on Interstate 80 near the University of South Bend when the driver of a car in the opposite lane became unresponsive.
“This is the first time in my 20 years as a police officer that I have seen an officer escort someone from the road into their vehicle,” South Bend Officer Andrew Smith said.
She was not injured.
In the video, the South Gate Escort service, which operates on behalf of the South Bay Police Department, said that the driver in the right lane of traffic became uncoordinated and was not paying attention.
South Bend Police said that while the driver was in the middle of the road, she could not stop, and that the Escort could not make the traffic lane safe for the Escorts.
After the driver became uncooperative and was unable to drive, the Escorting driver instructed the Escorted to return to the southbound lanes of traffic, police said.
The Escorts car then sped off.
While the Escents car was moving away from the scene, police say a South Bend Transit police officer stopped and began to talk to the driver, who was later identified as a South Bay Transit employee.
Police said the EscORTS driver had been pulled over in South Bay on the highway, which is one of the busiest freeways in the United States, and the driver refused to give a description of the person or vehicle involved.
Police say the South End Escort has since been suspended.