LISTEN: Allegedly Drunk Woman Calls Police for Ride, Gets Arrested Instead
Police in Michigan arrested an allegedly drunken woman after she called 911 for a ride home. Alana Sims, 24, apparently dialed 911 asking for an escort home, but then hung up.
The dispatcher called back and asked her why she needed a ride home.That's when Sims told the dispatcher, “I’ve been drinking a little much, but I don’t know. I know a few people over there at the police station, so that’s why I was calling. All the cabs are too busy.”
The dispatcher told her to wait inside the restaurant for someone come to talk to her.
Instead of a lift home, Sims was taken to the police station. She faces charges including falsely summoning a police officer. She is due in court today.
Police want to remind the public calling 911 if you are intoxicated and in actual need of help is not a crime. Police say, however, treating the dispatcher like a taxi service is a waste of time and is criminal activity.
"Truthfully, any bar, if you go to the bar or the bartender and tell them that you have a need to get a ride home, they will make arrangements to help and assist to get you home," says Troy Sgt. Andy Breidenich.
Listen to the 911 call above.