DUI Driver Calls 911 on Himself

Yahoo! News reports that an allegedly intoxicated motorist in Nebraska dialed 911 to report a wrong-way driver.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department recently released dashcam video and audio of the incident that happened in March. 

During the released audio of the call, the unidentified caller tells 911 dispatchers that he was heading northbound on Highway 77 when he encountered a wrong-way motorist that almost hit him.

When asked to identify the vehicle, the caller said that because the other driver had his brights on he couldn’t see the color or model, but was fairly certain it was a pickup truck or SUV.

“Dude he almost hit me, I was like ‘holy (expletive),’” the caller exclaimed. “That was gnarly, that was like, a lot.”

When Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the call, they found the man pulled over off the shoulder of Highway 77.

“Do you know the reason why I stopped you?” the deputy asked.

The driver admitted that it was probably because he was on the wrong side of the road. When the deputy asked if there was a reason for this, the driver said he believed he had missed his exit. 

Footage taken from inside the Sheriff’s Department cruiser showed the deputy asking the driver if he was the one who had called 911 to report the wrong-way driver.

He admitted that he had been the one who had called, not realizing that he was in fact the wrong way driver.

A breathalyzer test administered by sheriff’s deputies at the scene showed that the driver had a blood alcohol level of at least twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

In a statement, Captain John A. Vik told reporters, “As the video depicts, we’re fortunate that no one was injured before this driver could be removed from the road.”

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