Brother and sister honored as heroes

From left: Lynnwood Police Public Information Officer Shannon Sessions, Melvin Injugu, Sandra Amolo, Officer Clarke Savell and Lynnwood Kiwanis member Billie Swengel

A 20-year-old woman and her 14-year-old brother are being recognized as heroes for helping to take an impaired driver off the road.

Sandra Amolo and Melvin Injugu were driving from their home in Shoreline to Lynnwood in January when they came across an erratic driver.

The pair called 911 and told dispatchers the guy was driving over curbs and crossing all lanes of traffic on Highway 99. They followed the car until Officer Clarke Savell arrived.

“The extremely intoxicated man almost caused several accidents and he also had a felony escape warrant out for his arrest,” Savell said. “Even with all the problems this driver made, Sandra and Melvin were the only ones who called 911.”

The brother and sister came back to the Lynnwood police station to write a statement, helping with the prosecution of the impaired driver. Lynnwood Kiwanis recently honored the two as “Everyday Heroes.”

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