Taco Bell employees save baby from car of suspected drunk driver

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SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT (KSL) — Police are crediting two employees and a customer at a in South Salt Lake, Utah Taco Bell with saving an infant from danger in the drive-thru line on Monday.

South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller said two employees noticed a car holding up the drive-thru line around 7:30 p.m.

“They went to investigate the situation and found an intoxicated male that had passed out in the drive-thru with a 9-month-old infant in the vehicle,” Keller said.

The driver of the 2008 BMW sedan stopped his vehicle before reaching the drive-thru window and blocked the lane for a considerable amount of time, police said.

Two Taco Bell employees became concerned and went out to the vehicle. That’s when the employees discovered the driver of the vehicle was slumped over the steering wheel and was initially unresponsive. The vehicle was still in gear.

“They reported a strong smell of alcohol,” Keller said.

The employees and an unidentified customer with a medical background heard an infant crying and pulled the child to safety. The driver then woke up and sped off, leaving the baby behind.

Police are still working to identify the driver. The baby was returned to his family unharmed.

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