Friday, February 1, 2008

Oopsies, did I say that?

Well, seems like she thought her boyfriend was too drunk to drive so she drove instead is what she says. The interesting fact seems to be that the officers went to her house and gave her the field sobriety test there and then arrested her. So it would seem they are relying on her statement that she was driving at the time of the call to establish the driving facts.

Drunk driver calls police on herself

FOX LAKE, Wis., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Fox Lake, Wis., said a woman called 911 from her pickup truck to report a drunk driver -- herself.

Pat Dykstra, 51, called the emergency number while driving early Sunday morning and informed the dispatcher that she might need a sheriff's squad to follow her home because she had been drinking, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Dykstra said her boyfriend told her to call."He wanted me to call 911 'cause he thinks I'm too drunk to drive," she told the dispatcher.

Dykstra gave her full name, car description and estimated arrival time at home over the phone."When the deputies pulled up in the driveway, she met them out on the porch and said, 'I know why you're here,'" said Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls. Deputies administered a breath test on Dykstra that registered a blood alcohol content of 0.14.

Dykstra now faces a $740 fine and possible revocation of her driver's license.

A video here: