Man Calls Police On Himself For Driving Drunk
Winter Haven, Fla. – A Florida man called 911 to report a drunk driver who happened to be himself.
Michael Lester, 39, called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to tell the police he wasn’t in any condition to be driving around. Police released the call on Jan. 5.
“I dunno. I’m drunk. I don’t know where I’m at,” Lester told a dispatcher when asked for his location, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Lester later told the dispatcher he was driving the wrong way near a supermarket in Winter Haven.
He said he had been driving around all night “trying to get pulled over,” he said.
“I think I’m going to go get something to eat and they can catch up with me,” he told the dispatcher.
Before hanging up, Lester appeared to become angry with the 911 dispatcher. He refused to give his name and was irritated when the dispatcher urged him to pull over.
“You don’t need to tell me what to do,” he said before hanging up, according to WTVT-TV.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Lester in his red Ford F-150.
Lester’s car was traveling half in a left turn lane and the other half in another lane when deputies stopped his truck, according to police.
“I ordered the driver to step out of the vehicle and he just sat there and stared at me as if he was confused,” a deputy wrote in an arrest report, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Lester failed a series of field-sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
At first, he told deputies that he only drank two beers, but later said it may have been three or four.
Lester also told deputies he had taken meth early that morning, and he had only slept four hours during the past four days, according to the arrest report.