Man calls 911, reports himself for drunken driving

Polk County deputies received an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve where a man reported himself drunk-driving

Polk County deputies received an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve where a man reported himself drunk-driving

Police in Florida are sharing details Monday of an unusual phone call they received on New Year's Eve.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Michael Lester made the call to them, from his vehicle, while he was drunk.

He told the authorities, "I'm too drunk".

"So Michael called 911, and told the dispatcher that he was driving drunk, and needed to be pulled over".

But the dispatcher doesn't let Lester off the line, insisting that he share with her his last name, to which he refuses.

Caller: oh, I was just drunk driving.

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"The dispatcher, who did a fantastic job by the way, continually tried to get Michael to pull over, kept him talking, and directed a deputy to Michael's location", the department posted on Facebook. Michael first told the deputy he had only two beers (standard drunk answer).

Polk County Sheriff's Office Facebook page read: 'On New Year's Eve, Michael chose to call in a drunk driver. "Then he changed it to three or four". He also said he hadn't slept in the past four days.

Lester - who has a criminal history that includes DUI, aggravated battery, drug possession, disorderly conduct, resisting and hit and run - was jailed on a DUI charge, according to police.

In a shockingly honest incident, a man turned himself in for driving while under influence of alcohol or drugs. Innocent people are too often injured or killed from impaired drivers.

Polk County Sheriff's Office has now used his recording to urge citizens to not drink and drive.

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