Drunk driver turns herself in to police…

November 18, 2009

On Saturday, October 24, a Clark County, Wisconsin woman did an extraordinary thing: she made a call to 911 and reported herself for drunk driving. In the course of the 911 call, the driver, Mary Strey, told the dispatcher, "somebody's really drunk driving down Granton Road…" The dispatcher asked, "Are you behind them…?", to which Ms. Strey answered, "I am them".

Mary Strey was about 2 miles from home when she made the call. 911 operators heeded her call and dispatched Sheriff's deputies to the scene after they asked her to pull over to the side of the road and turn on her flashers. Deputies found Ms. Strey at the scene and issued her a ticket for OWI (operating while intoxicated). She told them she had been drinking all night long. Breathalyzer test results showed her to have a blood alcohol level of 0.17, nearly double the Wisconsin legal limit.

The county Sheriff's office admits that drunken drivers reporting themselves is rare. That is certainly not surprising, and it makes one wonder if this has ever happened before anywhere in the U.S. Has it happened in Bucks County, PA?

1 comments:

Anonymous,  November 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

I THINK IT IS GOOD,....... because the person realized the he or she could have died or killed someone else, at 0.17 BAC, depending on height and weight, and drinking history, a person more than likely is about blind drunk, ......
to save her own life, she made the call, .....it was probably the right thing to do, ....
congratulations to her, ....
i hope the police treated her OK in the ordeal though, ... as it was just another job, and a saftey job at that,...

good job,...

it is always bad news when you here about a dui person causing an accident within a mile or 2 of their home,....

if it was serious enough to call 911, ... than that was a good thing,..

ive read too many storys on the internet about dui crashed occuring within a mile or 2 from home, ....

blind drunk, i think it was the right thing to do, ...

of course, she coulda maybe pulled over, walked home, passed out, and went back for the car 16 hours later, ...

she is goinbg to face some consequernces, but if the case is handled speedy, and good, in the long run, it should wqork pout for everyone

jim

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