Tuesday, November 3, 2009

911? I'm driving drunk.

Last week, WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) carried this actual transcript of a woman who called 911:

Dispatcher: Clark County 911

Mary Strey: Somebody's really drunk driving down Granton Road...

Dispatcher: ...Which way are they going?

Mary Strey: They are going, um...

Dispatcher: Towards Granton or towards Neillsville?

Mary Strey: Towards Granton

Dispatcher: Okay are you behind them, or...

Mary Strey: No, I am them

Dispatcher: You am them?

Mary Strey: Yes, I am them

Dispatcher: Okay, so you want to call and report that you're driving drunk?

Mary Strey: Yes

The dispatcher told Mary to pull over to the side of the road and turn off the car. Mary complied and waited for the police to arrive. Police officers tested Mary and they found that she was indeed quite drunk-- her breathalyzer test showed 0.17, twice the legal limit.

Mary was charged with her first offense of OUI.

Thanks, Mary, for doing your part in keeping the roadways safe.

story at WEAU
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