Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"I am them"

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The call came into the 911 dispatcher: "I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm drunk." And with that, Mary Strey, 49, of Granton, reported herself as a drunken driver about three miles northeast of Neilsville in central Wisconsin.

Clark County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jim Backus said Monday that Strey's call on October 24, 2009 led deputies to cite her for misdemeanor drunken driving with a blood-alcohol level double the legal limit to drive.

In the 911 call, Strey said she wanted to report a drunken driver and the dispatcher asked if she was behind the suspects vehicle. "I am them," Strey said. She then followed the dispatcher's advice to pull over and turn on her flashers, telling him she had been "drinking all night long."
It was unclear if Strey has hired an attorney yet.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard about this on the news. I never heard the 911 call until now. WOW!

amber.ragsdale said...

Dang why does it have to be a Wisconsinite? I am from WI LOL

Anonymous said...

Amber, I would be more proud of this than ashamed. Better this embarrassing call than having someone killed. :)

Anonymous said...

This was great!

Slamdunk said...

It almost sounds like the call taker was expecting the person to burst into laughter and that the call was a prank--strange world we live in.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I am up off the floor now. Thanks Officer McCoy! Best blog ever!!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. Great blog by the way!

LT said...

I'm there with you, Amber. As a fellow (former) Wisconsinite, that's tough! Why couldn't she have been from Minnesota?