A drunk Nebraska driver who called the police after allegedly seeing someone driving on the wrong side of the road has been arrested. Why? Because the guy driving on the wrong side of the road was HIM! *facepalm*
The incident traces back to March, when a driver called 911 to report seeing someone driving their vehicle on the wrong side of the road.
The following audio/visual footage from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office shows an officer chasing after the wrong-side driver while the 911 audio call plays in the background.
Listen closely to the call (*Language warning):
TRUE STORY – drunk driver calls 911 on himself. Thankfully an @LSOnebraska deputy was able to arrest this driver before anyone was seriously hurt. Additional deputies will be on patrol during the Labor Day weekend. #drivesoberorgetpulledover pic.twitter.com/5Vr3PDePUO
— Lancaster County Sheriff (@LSOnebraska) August 31, 2023
“I’m on Highway 77 going north, and there’s somebody who’s on the wrong side of the road,” the driver told the 911 operator.
“Did you see what color or type of vehicle it was?” the operator asked.
“No. He had his brights on, man. He almost ran me off the road,” the driver replied.
“Which direction is he in — north or south,” the operator inquired.
“I am going northbound on 77. He was going southbound. I am on the east lane. He was on the left lane,” the driver responded.
“Could you tell whether it was a car, truck, or SUV?” the operator pressed.
“It looked like a truck, but dude almost hit me, so I was like holy s–t,” the driver replied.
It sounded perfectly legit, except when the officer finally pulled over the wrong-way driver, he discovered that the driver was the same person who made the call.
“Do you know why I stopped you?” the cop asked the driver.
“Yeah, because I was on the wrong side of the road,” the driver replied.
“Is there a reason for that?” the cop asked.
“No, I must have missed an exit,” the driver responded.
“Were you the one that called in?” the cop then inquired, putting two and two together.
“Yep. Because I thought somebody was on the wrong side of the f–king road,” the driver replied.
“Turned out it was you,” the officer said.
“Yep, like a dumb f–k,” the driver said.
How could someone make such a huge mistake? Probably because the driver had a blood alcohol content of over twice the legal limit. Oof.
Unfortunately, drunk drivers driving on the wrong side of the road is a far more commonplace occurrence than it should be.
These incidents are evidently so commonplace that over in California, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently published “tips to avoid wrong-way drivers in San Diego County,” as reported by local station KFMB.
“According to CHP, there were as many as 296 wrong-way driver accidents between 2016 to 2022. It’s important to know preventative measures to avoid becoming a victim of a crash like this, one sergeant with the department said,” the station reported last week.
“They’re very serious because of the impact speeds from when this happens. Most of these crashes, over half of them happen on weekends. Over half of them happen between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., and a vast majority of them are under the influence,” Sgt. Brian Pennings said to the station.
He added that knowing when these crashes usually occur can help save lives.
But just keep in mind that such a crash can occur ANYTIME, including in the middle of the day.
Case in point via KTXL: “A driver was arrested for a DUI after he drove the wrong way on the highway, which caused a multi-car crash, according to California Highway Patrol. CHP said the crash happened on Friday at 10:46 on SR-99 heading north, just north of Fruitridge Road. Four cars were involved, and two drivers suffered major injuries.”
According to CHP, the driver’s BMW was traveling south in the northbound lanes of SR-99 when it “sideswiped the left side of a 2019 Toyota.” This caused the drunk BMW driver to swerve lanes and crash into a Dodge.
“The BMW became ‘fully engulfed’ after the crash, and CHP officers had to physically remove the driver from the BMW where they noticed he was exhibiting signs of inebriation,” KTXL notes.
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