• Nov 5, 2009

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Here at Autoblog, we definitely don't condone drunk driving. But we have to admit it is a bit of a tricky thing. How are you supposed to tell if you're drunk if your judgment is already impaired? Well, one woman clearly could tell that at least someone on the road was drunk, and she gave herself up.

That's right. 49-year-old Granton, Wisconsin resident Mary Strey dialed #911 to report a drunk driver on the road. As it turned out, that drunk driver was her. She was even kind enough to pull over and waited for the police to arrive. All of which is a good thing, because according to The Associated Press, Strey had a blood-alcohol limit that was twice the legal limit. Good thing 9-1-1 is an easy number to remember. Follow the jump to listen to the priceless emergency dispatch recording.

[Source: The Associated Press]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Someone should change her contact of "911" to dial a cab company instead.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am probably aping everyone else here when I say that while what she did was admirable, it would have been ok if she just called a friend to drive her home instead. Dumb drunk move.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a moron.

      So she had the sense to call 911, but not the sense to not drink and drive to begin with. :facepalm:

      If she was driving already and realized that she was way too drunk, why not just pull over to the side of the road and sleep in her car till morning? Now she's gonna lose her license and get screwed legally and/or financially (in terms of court costs and trying to get insurance again).
        • 5 Years Ago
        @simonsays --- 1st DUI in WI is not a crime (mideamenor or felony) only results in a civil citation.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "So she had the sense to call 911, but not the sense to not drink and drive to begin with. :facepalm:"

        She was drunk at 2x the legal limit. WTF did you expect? It's called "imparied judgement" for a reason.

        "Imparied." Look it up. There's even this giant global data network, The Internet, that can help you with that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For someone to do this it must be a cry for help. I cannot believe that it is as simple as it appears.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Imparied."

      Dude, there's also something called spellcheck......
        • 5 Years Ago
        That was absolutely hilarious! And he did it TWICE! Almost as funny as Mary's phone call to police
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lol... the dispatcher is an ass for mocking her!
        • 5 Years Ago
        It doesn't take much to be an ass in your book. I thought he handled the whole situation pretty well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very honest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great citizen.
      Now, all you others, stop drinking and driving.
      If you drink, wait 24 hours before you drive.
      I want to live.
        • 5 Years Ago
        24 hours? Really? The next morning I rarely feel worse than when I usually wake up. 24 hours?
        • 5 Years Ago
        24 hours? Are you insane?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i dont get these people these days.. epic fail indeed
      • 5 Years Ago
      She accidentally the whole thing'd.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why didn't she just sleep it off in the back seat?

      "Stupid is as stupid does"
        • 5 Years Ago
        A note about doing this. As I understand it, do NOT have your keys in the ignition, or "sleep it off" in the front seat. Either way might land you with a DUI charge, even if you're sitting parked in your own driveway. So if you have to sleep it off, do so with your keys in your pocket, and you in the backseat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        a "friend of mine" used to crash in the backseat with the keys looped over the radio antenna outside the car. That guy was crazy
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