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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:38 PM
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Drunken driver calls 911 on himself


Posted: Nov 22, 2011 5:00 PM PST
By Anna Carrera, Multimedia Journalist


MERRILL (WAOW) -- Lincoln County 911 operators received an unexpected call Sunday night. A man called to say there was an impaired driver on the road. But the man, 21-year-old Cody Schwoch, was calling to report himself.

Driver: "I've been driving. I've been drinking. I just kind of want to turn myself in."

911 Operator: "Were you just driving now?"

Driver: "No, I just parked myself but I've been trying to figure out how to call the police department and not 911."

Read more: http://www.waow.com/story/16106181/update-drunk-driver-calls-911-on-himself?hpt=ju_bn5
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:44 PM
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1. In the U.S.A at any moment there are 310,000,000 people.
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 04:48 PM by Stuart G
Some good,
Some bad,
Some Nuts
Some Sane..

Many fall in one place or another
This one falls..
In a place no other is.

and it is an honest place.

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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:44 PM
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2. Good for him---a life(or lives) may have been saved.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:47 PM
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3. What I don't get is why did they arrest him?
He pulled over, call the police and said, I am too drunk to drive. He should be held up as an example for others and inspiration to do the same for others who realize they are too drunk.

Now others will say, If I call and say I am too drunk, they will arrest me. Those people will try and drive risking the lives of everyone else on the road as well as themselves.

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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:51 PM
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4. I agree with those sentiments.
they should have called a cab for him and sent him on his way home.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:55 PM
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6. it's Wisconsin
they arrested him for not being able to hold his beer.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:52 PM
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5. he wouldn't have done that if he were sober
being drunk makes you honest. :beer:
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iscooterliberally Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:57 PM
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7. I'm not so sure about that.
He should not have gotten behind the wheel in the first place. He could have called for a tow. There are tow companies that will take you and your car home for a reasonable price. That being said, I think the cops could have cut this guy a break, and probably should have. Being drunk makes you stupid more than it makes you honest. I'll have a beer with you though! :beer: :hi:
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