In 2019, a Utah woman called 911 to report a drunk driver. The caller sounded intoxicated. She had slurred speech, and she was burping, and laughing uncontrollably on the phone.
The dispatcher asked the woman for a description of the drunk driver. The caller gave a description of – herself. She also gave a description of her car with her license number.
The police located her and pulled her over. The woman jumped out of her car and ran away.
When the police caught her, she reeked of alcohol. She fought the police and had to be restrained. She was uncooperative and continued to resist. Because of the high level of intoxication and her bizarre behavior, the police transported her to the local hospital, instead of jail.
At the hospital she continued to struggle, and she had to be sedated.
When the woman awakened in the hospital, she called 911 again. This time she told the dispatcher said needed to go to jail. Her wish was granted.
My judicial colleagues opined that the Utah woman called 911 to “confess” out of a sense of “Mormon guilt.”
P.S. This reminds me of one of my DUI cases. A young man pulled up next to a cop. “Officer, I have been at a party drinking. Can you test me to see if I am under the influence?” He was tested and arrested.
(Source: “Intoxicated Utah woman arrested after calling 911 to report a drunk driver,” Jennifer Gardiner, Sep. 5, 2018, http://www.abc4.com, ABC4 News, Utah; “Intoxicated Utah woman arrested after calling 911 to report a drunk driver,” AP, New York Post.)