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North Carolina state trooper talks about heroic action to stop wrong-way drunk driver

RALEIGH, North Carolina – North Carolina Highway Patrol soldier Cody Thao does not want praise for what he did. But it is clear that his action saved lives.

“All the credit goes to the other soldiers who inspire me on a daily basis, especially here in Wake County,” he said.

Thao was out patrolling last month as his sheriff’s deputies in a neighboring county chased a car.

They made a radio call and also informed the authorities in nearby Wake County about what was happening.

Thao was heading east on Interstate 40 when he saw flashing lights in the distance and before he knew it, the suspect drunk driver’s car was going down the ramp by mistake.

In a split second, he thought of turning his car into a corner and letting the driver crash into it. This stopped the chase and the authorities managed to arrest the suspect after he tried to escape from the scene on foot.

Thao was not injured in the clash.

“I always had the heart of a servant and I always wanted to help people,” said Thao, who quit his job at a Tractor Supply store to become a government soldier almost a year ago.

The Highway Patrol released a video of the incident on Wednesday.

“I could not be more proud of Soldier Thao and his quick decision to stop the driver who drove astray, his actions undoubtedly saved lives,” said Col. Freddy L. Johnson, Jr., commander of State Highway Patrol. “His willingness to put himself in danger is representative of the saving work our members do every day. Putting others before ourselves is not just a saying among the law enforcement profession, it is a reality of what we do to improve the communities we serve. “

The suspect, Joshua Ray Bibey, 26, from Raleigh, was charged with driving while having problems.

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