Woman Reports Herself For Drink Driving


A US woman has been convicted of drink driving after she called the police from behind the wheel.

Pat Dykstra decided to rat on herself after she noticed her erratic driving following a drinking session in a local bar.

Her husband had apparently pointed out she may be rather well oiled so she pulled out her mobile and dialled 911.

This is a transcript of the call:

Caller: I just want to know if somebody can follow me home because somebody seems to think I can't drive home straight.

911: OK, why is that?

Caller: He seems to think I am too intoxicated to drive.

911: OK, and so you called 9-1-1 or he called 9-1-1?

Caller: Well, he wanted me to call 9-1-1 'cause he thinks I'm too drunk to drive.

When Ms Dykstra, from Wisconsin, asked what she though would happen when she called 911, she said: ‘I'm not really sure. I don't really think I was thinking that much at the time.’

She gave such a good description to police they found her at home and breathalysed her.

Now she questions whether the ticket was fair as her car was in the garage by the time she got the ticket.

‘I was home already in my pyjamas going to bed,’ she added.

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  • Neomagic 31 Jan 2008

    Shouldn't have been able to convict her if the car was in the drive at the time.

    Stupid!

  • Alfanatic 31 Jan 2008

    "It's not fair because I was home already in my pyjamas"

    If that defence works then defence lawyers and hardened criminals throughout the USA are going to throw the party of the century.

  • hackett 31 Jan 2008

    Neomagic said:
    Shouldn't have been able to convict her if the car was in the drive at the time.

    Stupid!
    A bloke at work was reported to the police for driving eraticaly and they came to his room 4 hours later, breathalysed him and did him for DD, he went to court and sure enough has been banned. This was 4 hours later, they examined the alcohol in his blood and it showed the alcohol in his blood must have been there at the time he had driven.

    So yes she can be done for it.

  • andyturner 31 Jan 2008

    Can't she just deny that she was driving? Sure she might get done for wasting police time, but that's about it.

  • Neomagic 31 Jan 2008

    hackett said:
    Neomagic said:
    Shouldn't have been able to convict her if the car was in the drive at the time.

    Stupid!
    A bloke at work was reported to the police for driving eraticaly and they came to his room 4 hours later, breathalysed him and did him for DD, he went to court and sure enough has been banned. This was 4 hours later, they examined the alcohol in his blood and it showed the alcohol in his blood must have been there at the time he had driven.

    So yes she can be done for it.
    I would love to know how they proved he was actually driving the car!

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