OKLAHOMA CITY - Two people were rushed to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver plowed into a metro 7-Eleven Thursday night.
The driver, Paul Wiafe, told police his brakes failed, but they noticed something else that could have been the cause of the accident.
"Our officers made contact with this man, they immediately noticed that he was very unsteady on his feet, exhibited signs of being under the influence of some sort of intoxicant." Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.
Officials say he admitted to taking pain pills before plowing into the store.
Thankfully, an off duty EMSA dispatch employee was there filling up with gas.
She jumped into action, after watching Wiafe hit her pregnant daughter and the cashier.
The EMSA employee is still shaken up and didn't want to go on camera, but her coworkers say she's a hero.
"She probably saved multiple lives really," her coworker, Colin Roy said.
The priority for the off duty EMSA employee wasn't her pregnant daughter. Instead, it was the cashier who was losing a lot of blood from a severed artery.
A tough decision for any mother and soon to be grandparent, but it turned out to be the right one.
She applied pressure to the wound and was able to keep the cashier alive until EMSA arrived to treat her.
"I don't know that you'll find anyone out there that's more dedicated to what they do. She's done this for a lot of years. She's done it from both sides of the phone and she's done a phenomenal job from either side of it." Roy said.
The pregnant woman has since been discharged from the hospital.
We are still waiting on an updated condition on the cashier.
Waife remains behind bars.
He is facing charges of driving under the influence.