Police: Drunk Sound Beach Driver Rescued by Good Samaritan

A Sound Beach man was rescued by a good samaritan who saw the injured man lying beneath his car shortly before the car caught on fire.

A Sound Beach man, who police said was driving drunk, crashed his sports utility vehicle into a tree and was rescued by a passing motorist who got to the driver just before the SUV caught on fire.

Police said John Boisseau, 37, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer east on the Long Island Expressway when he lost control of his SUV, veered off the road and hit a tree near exit 55 in Brentwood at about 2 a.m. Friday morning.

Bosisseau, of Lookout Dr. was ejected from the SUV and was underneath it when Alex Mitchell was passing by and saw the crash.

Mitchell, 37, of Ozone Park, pulled over and moved Boisseau away from the car just before it caught fire, said police. The Trailblazer became fully engulfed and was extinguished by the Brentwood Fire Department.

Police said Mitchell was not injured. Boisseau was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police charged Boisseau with driving while intoxicated.

Frank Esposito October 19, 2013 at 09:27 AM
Alex Mitchell interfered with Darwin's Theory that morning. He did the right thing that morning saving a life, but it will very likely cost another ones life somewhere down the road. Lets all pray that John Boisseau learned his lesson that morning and will not repeat drinking and driving. It is estimated that people like John Boisseau are somewhere between 33 to 44 percent likely to do it again.
Frank Esposito October 19, 2013 at 09:30 AM
I shouldn't say "very likely" considering 33 to 44 percent. Let me correct myself and say high probability.


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