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Oklahoma officer saves man trapped in burning truck

MOORE, Okla. – It was a wild night for one driver and police officer in Moore.

Authorities say an officer pulled a drunk driver from a burning truck after he crashed into a creek near S.E. 34th St. and Eastern Ave.

Dash cam video shows Moore Police officer Kyle Johnson racing to the scene to help rescue the driver, Gregory Bosley, from the blaze.

While some may call this act heroic, officials say it is just part of the job.

Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said, “You don’t really think about it, you just know the person is in danger, get them away, you don’t think of your own safety, which sometimes gets our guys in a bind.”

Police say Bosley was heading eastbound on 34th street, when he drove off the roadway and crashed into the ditch.

The truck burst into flames, leaving the driver trapped inside.

Officers say the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

After he was released from the hospital, officials arrested Bosley for driving under the influence.

Sgt. Lewis said, “The driver was arrested for DUI, which probably led to the accident that caused the truck to catch on fire.”

Police say Bosley’s driving put a lot of people in danger.

Sgt. Lewis said, “Putting others at risk, but obviously put himself at risk, our officer and everyone he drove by.”

Officials say the officer who rescued the man was not hurt.


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