After helping the New England Patriots secure the win that is sending the team to the Super Bowl, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork helped save a woman from an overturned car. And, according to Massachusetts State Police, he only needed one hand to lift the woman from the wreck.
When Massachusetts State Police responded to a rollover on Route 1 in Foxboro at 12:45 a.m., they were surprised to see Wilfork, who was heading home from the championship game. He was already beside the 2015 Jeep Wrangler and checking on the driver, who police identified as a 38-year-old Hanson, Massachusetts woman.
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The woman could not get out of the vehicle, so Massachusetts State Trooper Kenneth Proulx held the driver’s side door open and Wilfork reached in and helped lift the woman out of the vehicle --- with one hand, according to state police.
Wilfork left the scene after making sure the troopers didn’t need any further help, police said.
Police arrested the woman and charged her with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.