Thursday, January 31, 2008

UPDATE: Drunk 911 caller complains
about self-incriminated ticket

A rural Wisconsin woman says she has remorse about her drunken driving incident (see below), but she doesn't think she deserved a $740 ticket.

Pat Dykstra called 911 after her boyfriend, riding with her, told her she was too drunk to be driving. She relayed that message to the 911 operator. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls says officers used a reverse 911 process to locate her home. When they got there, she had made it home and was getting ready for bed.

She said she was surprised a Breathalyzer test put her blood-alcohol level at almost twice the legal limit, and that she's sorry, especially because her 23-year-old son died in a drunken driving crash three years ago.

But she still thinks it's unfair to get a ticket because she was able to drive home without crashing, even though she drank six beers and her alcohol level was so high. (info from WITI TV)

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