Drunk Driver Reports Himself to Police

'It's not every day that this happens'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 14, 2024 9:50 AM CST
Drunk Driver Reports Himself to Police
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Police in England say a drunken driver did the right thing after doing the wrong thing. An emergency dispatcher received an unusual call just before noon Monday when a motorist reported he was driving drunk and said he "doesn't know what he is doing," North Yorkshire police said. The man said he had a rough weekend, the AP reports. "Man calls the police to report that HE is a drink driver," police said, using the British term for the offense. "It's not every day that this happens."

When officers arrived, the 52-year-old man was in a van on the side of the road. A breath test revealed he was three times over the legal limit. He was arrested Monday and held in custody and released after being charged Tuesday with drunken driving in Harrogate Magistrates Court.

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