A suspected intoxicated driver was arrested after inadvertently contacting Nebraska law enforcement on himself.
The unusual incident occurred when the individual dialed 911 to report other drivers whom he believed were traveling on the wrong side of the highway, as detailed in a Facebook post by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office recently shared a video from the March incident, along with the audio recording of the driver’s 911 call.
Upon arrival at the scene, it quickly became apparent that the caller himself was the one driving on the wrong side of the road, and he was under the influence of alcohol.
In the recording of the 911 call, the driver can be heard saying, “I’m on Highway 77 going north, and there is somebody that is on the wrong side of the road.” He also mentioned that another driver “almost ran me off the road,” expressing his shock with phrases like, “That was gnarly,” and “That was like, a lot.”
Subsequently, the video depicts an unidentified driver being pulled over by a police officer, who asks, “Do you know why I stopped you?” The driver readily admits, “Yeah, because I was on the wrong side of the road.” W
hen questioned about the reason for his driving error, he explained that he “must have missed an exit” and confirmed that he was the same person who had previously contacted 911.
According to the sheriff’s office, the driver’s blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit.
“Thankfully, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy was able to apprehend this driver before anyone was seriously injured,” they remarked in their Facebook post.
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The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.