One in all their ultimate arrests of 2017 was virtually too straightforward for police in Florida.
Michael Lester phoned 911 on New 12 months’s Eve simply earlier than 9 p.m. to report himself for driving underneath the affect. The 39-year-old informed the dispatcher he was driving drunk “throughout Winter Haven” and that “he neededto be pulled over,” based on a launch from the Polk County Sheriff’s Workplace.
When the dispatcher requested his location he replied: “I dunno. I’m drunk. I’ don’t know the place I’m at.”
In a recording of the 911 name launched by the sheriff’s workplace Friday, the dispatcher repeatedly asks him to drag over and battles to get extra particulars on Lester’s location.
The caller manages to inform her he’s “driving on the mistaken facet of the highway” someplace close to a Publix.
“I feel I’m going to get one thing to teat,” Lester says. “They will meet up with me.”
Officers managed to trace down Lester, who admitted to having a number of beers and mistakenly swallowing meth somewhat than smoking it. He additionally mentioned he hadn’t slept previously 4 days.
“DUI isn’t a laughing matter,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Division wrote in a tongue-in-cheek Fb submit. “Nevertheless… on this explicit incident, no one was harm, so we couldn’t assist however LOTO (meaning we Laughed Our Tasers Off.)”
Lester — who has a felony historical past that features DUI, aggravated battery, drug possession, disorderly conduct, resisting and hit and run — was jailed on a DUI cost, based on police.
The sheriff’s workplace additionally famous Lester had been their thirtieth DUI arrest within the month of December.
“Particular because of Michael Lester, for throwing himself underneath the bus for #30 (we love spherical numbers,” the officers wrote. “Not less than Michael wasn’t concerned in a crash, and lived to see one other day (and perhaps he’ll see this Fb submit too. Hello, Michael!)”