Friday 25 May 2018

Audio: Man calls the police to report himself for drink driving

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Police in Florida have shared an unusual 911 call from New Years' Eve, when a man called to tell the authorities he was drink-driving.

Winter Haven native Michael Lester called the Polk County Sheriff's Office to admit to his crime, but said he was too drunk to know where he was at the time.

The dispatcher then tried to keep him on the phone while officers searched for his location.

Throughout the conversation, Lester admits to driving on the wrong side of the road and eventually pulling up in the middle of the road.

When found by officer, Mr Lester was charged with for these offenses and allso for not wearing a seat belt.

"We couldn't help but LOTO (that means we Laughed Our Tasers Off)," wrote the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

"Fortunately, Michael was stopped before anyone got hurt. Michael first told the deputy he had only two beers (standard drunk answer). Then he changed it to three or four (slightly more accurate).

"Oh, and he also said that he had swallowed meth earlier, instead of smoking it."

According to the Sheriff's Office, Mr Lester has previous convictions for aggravated battery, drug possession, disorderly conduct and hit and run.

The Facebook post ended with the hashtags #Hello911ImHammered, #SomebodyGetThisGuySomeBandAids and #HeMethedUpBad.

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