A suspected drunk driver has unwittingly called 911 after calling cops about a driver he mistakenly thought was going the wrong way on a Nebraska highway.
The Lancaster, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office recently released body camera footage showing a deputy arresting a suspected drunk driver in March.
The video, released Thursday, includes audio of the unidentified drunk driver calling 911 and telling operators “someone is on the wrong side of” Interstate 77.
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“It was on, man. It almost ran me off the road,” the driver is heard telling the operators. He repeatedly told the driver that the other car was apparently going the wrong way.
“It was appalling. It was a lot,” the driver said.
Video from the sheriff’s office shows a deputy driving down the highway to catch up to the 911 caller and eventually spot him. The 911 caller was on the wrong side of the freeway, the video shows.
“Do you know why I stopped you?” asked the officer.
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“Yeah, because I was on the wrong side of the road,” the man replied. “I must have missed an exit.”
The sheriff’s deputy then asked the man if he was the one who had called 911.
“Yes, because I thought someone was on the wrong side of the fucking road, bro,” he said.
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“But it turned out it was you?” asked the deputy.
“Yeah, like an idiot,” admitted the suspect.
The sheriff’s office said no one was injured in the incident. The 911 caller’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and he was arrested, authorities said.
“Additional deputies will be patrolling over Labor Day weekend,” the sheriff’s Facebook post added.
The sheriff’s office told Fox News Digital on Sunday that “impaired driving remains a leading cause of traffic accidents and deaths, and noted that Lancaster County is participating in the national ‘Drive sober or get arrested” that takes place within the Labor Party. Weekend day.
“While we have assigned additional traffic control deputies during this campaign, we are also trying to raise awareness of the dangerous crime of impaired driving through videos like this. We are grateful to members of the public who report impaired drivers to our “MPs and encourage others to do the same. In this case, the caller was both a caller and an impaired driver”, Captain John A. Vik told Fox News Digital.
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“As the video shows, we are fortunate that no one was seriously injured before this driver could be taken off the road,” he added.