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Woman calls 911 to report herself as drunk driver

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - A Clark County woman calls 911 to report herself as a drunk driver.

Mary Strey, 49, of Granton was driving home from the bar around 11:28 p.m. on Saturday night when she called 911 to report a drunk driver. When the dispatcher asked Strey if she was following the drunk driver, she told police she was the drunk driver.

As she continued driving towards her home the dispatcher asked Mary to stop her vehicle on the side of the road and turn on her vehicle's flashers, which she did. Police found her parked on the side of the road.

Police gave Strey a field sobriety test. According to the criminal complaint Strey's speech was slurred, she stumbled, was swaying back and forth and could not perform the tests.

She was arrested on charges of drunk driving, first offense. Officers say Strey told them she had started drinking earlier in the day and had had seven or eight brandy and Cokes at different bars in Neilsville. 

At the time of her arrest, officers say her blood alcohol level was 0.17.  

Part of the 911 call:

Dispatch: You behind them?

Mary Strey: No, I am them.

Dispatch: You am them?

Mary Strey: Yes, I am them.

Dispatch: Okay, so you want to call and report you're driving drunk?

Mary Strey: Yes. 

Dispatch: Are you still driving right now? You want to stop driving before you get in an accident. 

Mary Strey: Yes, I will stop. 

Dispatch: You want to stop right now.

Mary Strey: Yes, I will stop right now.

You can listen to the entire 911 call by clicking on the Drunk Driver 911 call under Featured Video in this story.


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