Deputy Saves a Sleeping Couple From a Rattlesnake

I have no idea what these two were doing sleeping in the middle of a gravel road but things almost ended up bad for them. A sheriffs deputy walked up as a rattlesnake was approaching them and woke the two up. he told them not to move but the guy wasn't having that and scurried to safety. The deputy ended up giving them a ride home even though he should have gone through their pockets to find whatever makes you sleep in the middle of the road.