Man calls 911 to report his own DUI
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Deputies in Florida arrested a man on New Year's Eve after they say he called 911 to report that he had been driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Michael Lester, 39, of Winter Haven, told a 911 dispatcher in Polk County that he was driving drunk and needed to be pulled over.
"I'm too drunk. I don't know where I'm at," Lester is heard saying in the 911 recording.
The dispatcher continually tried to get Lester to pull over, kept him talking, and directed a deputy to his location.
"Fortunately, Michael was stopped before anyone got hurt," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Lester has a criminal history which includes a previous DUI, as well as aggravated battery, drug possession, disorderly conduct, resisting, and hit and run.
"Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime. Innocent people are too often injured or killed from impaired drivers. DUI is not a laughing matter," Sheriff Judd said. "However, in this particular incident, nobody was hurt, so we couldn't help but 'LOTO' (that means we Laughed Our Tasers Off)."