Audio: Drunk Driver Calls 911, Turns Self InAnd, here's a bit of the story:
Tipsy tipster called from driver's seatDumb... dumb... dumb...
Posted: Jan. 29, 2008
Heavy drinking only seems to make everyone better looking, and it sure doesn't improve judgment.
Pat Dykstra is living, breathing, drunk-dialing proof of that.
She's the Dodge County woman who called 911 from her pickup truck early Sunday to report that she just might be intoxicated enough to need a sheriff's squad to follow her home. Wonder if she would have expected warm milk and a tuck-in once they got there.
And why did she make such a call? Because her boyfriend, who admitted to downing twice as much beer as Dykstra did at the tavern, told her to.
"He wanted me to call 911 'cause he thinks I'm too drunk to drive," Dykstra, 51, of Fox Lake, told the surprised-sounding dispatcher. (Full Story)
The thing is, had she not called, there's probably a pretty good chance she'd have gotten away with this and not have learned a damn thing, and though I'm still somewhat curious as to what it is she may have actually learned in the end, I'm glad she took the initiative in this situation.
Anyway, my favorite bit in the audio is that the woman thought it would be a good idea to hang up the phone since she doesn't like to talk on the cell-phone while driving. After all, that's dangerous, don't you know?
Who says alcohol impairs your judgment?
Even at twice the legal limit, and behind the wheel of a truck, this woman still had the common-sense to hang-up and drive.
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 1/30/2008 04:00:00 PM