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Man calls 911 to learn drunk driving



WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Authorities in Florida share the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to present himself as a drunk driver.

Polk County sheriff's officers say the operator remained while he was directing officers to the scene.

When the dispatcher asked Michael Lester where he was, he said: "I'm too drunk, I do not know where I am."

And when she asked him what he had been doing all night, he said "I do not know, going around, trying to be stopped, actually" [19659002] "I'm driving on the wrong side of the road," he said more late.

The operator repeatedly insisted that he park his truck and wait for the officers to find him. Unfortunately, he chose the wrong place.

"Look, I'm parked in the middle of the road," he said. The sirens were heard in the background shortly after.

The deputies said that Lester admitted to drinking beers and swallowing methamphetamine. He also said that he had barely slept for several days.

The Facebook post of the sheriff's office says Lester's criminal history includes DUI, aggravated assault, drug possession and hit and run.

"Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime, innocent people are too often injured or killed by disabled drivers, DUI is not a laughing matter," the sheriff's deputies wrote. "However … in this particular incident, no one was hurt, so we could not avoid LOTUS (that means we laughed at our Taser Off weapons)"


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