Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers became a hero of a different sort this past Thursday when he helped police nab a driver suspected of driving under the influence.
Rogers saw an erratic driver on Highway 71 in Middleburg Heights late Thursday night and called a 911 dispatcher, according to Fox 8 News in Cleveland. Rogers stayed with the dispatcher and followed the driver until the driver pulled over on the side of the road, turned off his lights and sat with part of his car in the fast lane of the highway.
Rogers then pulled his pickup truck behind the truck and put his emergency flashing lights on to warn other drivers — a move the authorities believed saved lives.
“Mr. Rogers positioned himself behind that vehicle and turned his emergency flashers on to notify other drivers that there was an emergency on the road, and I don’t know what would’ve happened had he not done that,” Middleburg Heights Police Chief John Maddox said.
“I thought his actions were above and beyond, and I wanted to express to him as chief of police how much we appreciate what he did that night he helped keep Middleburg Heights safe.”