Thursday 31st January 2008

Woman Reports Herself For Drink Driving

US driver calls police from behind the wheel

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.

Author: Oli S

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