Officer saves choking woman during traffic stop

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A routine traffic stop turned into an emergency call for a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer as he saved a woman choking behind the wheel.

Officer Jason Gates tells Newschannel 3 that he stopped the driver because she ran a red light, but it wasn't until he approached the victim that he realized she was choking.

He quickly rushed to help her, acting on police training and human instinct.

Newschannel 3's Lourin Sprenger has more from Officer Gates on the rescue.