Washington State Trooper Escorts Lost Woman on Scooter Home at 6 MPH

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A trooper with the Washington State Patrol came to the rescue last week when an elderly woman was spotted riding her scooter in circles on a busy highway in Lynden.

The officer was responding to calls from a number of concerned people who had been watching the woman for some time driving along Highway 546 near the U.S. Canadian border, according to Seattle TV station KOMO.

Trooper Dave Hintz slowly pulled up behind the unidentified woman and asked her to move to the side of the road, dash cam video from his patrol car showed.

"Hi, can you pull into this little opening over," Hintz could be heard saying on the video.

The trooper said he wasn't trying to detain the woman. He just wanted to get her home safely, he told KOMO.

"Everybody's worried about you because you've been on and off the road," Hintz told the woman.

It turned out the woman had traveled about 4 miles from her home and had gotten lost, the station reported.

"I just treated her the way I would've wanted somebody to treat my mom," Hintz said.

Hintz drove behind the woman at about 6 mph the entire way to her house, which took over an hour.

"Our motto with the state patrol is service with humility," Hintz told KOMO.

"It took a lot of patience and humility to take care of this lady," he added with a laugh.

CNN contributed to this story.