Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I get a drunk driver arrested
I got a drunk driver arrested yesterday in Edmonton. I saw this guy stopped at a red light get out to put on a coat, -he could barely stand upright. Ok, I thought, maybe he's merely disabled, but then when the light turned green and he pulled away he bounced off the curb on the other side of the street.
I called 911 and directed the Police to his location, describing the vehicle and driver. Within a few minutes two patrol cars intercepted him; and I continued on my errand.
When I returned 30 minutes or so later he was in the back seat of one of the police cars, and his truck was being towed. The arresting officer said they had him on a lot more than just the drunk driving, and that he'd definitely be going to jail.
When I saw him weaving and bouncing his truck off the curb I knew he could kill somebody. Besides the satisfaction of maybe saving a life, my auto insurance is too pricey already, in part because of having to cover for the mistakes of drunks like this asshole.