A woman from Sterling Heights, Michigan is facing misdemeanor charges after calling 911 for a ride home.
According to CBS News, Alana Sims was at a local bar when she realized she was too drunk to drive home. After she couldn’t find a way home, she called 911 for a ride. Sims was disconnected from the police and when they called her back, she claimed she didn’t need the ride anymore. But police were already on the way to arrest her for tying up the emergency line.
“Every 911 call, we have to send officers to check on the situation,” Troy Police Sgt. Andy Breidenich told the station. “The 911 line is for emergency help. I don’t think anyone could say this was a situation where it was an emergency. Did she need a ride home? Absolutely. But was it an emergency ride home? Not at all, and I think that’s where you have to look at it in a different perspective.”
Police officials say that Sims should have tried harder to find a ride home instead of calling the police. You know, the people that are suppose to help you.
“The charge is a misdemeanor for interfering with police operations,” Breidenich said. “It kind of falls under a wide umbrella of obstruction to police, but the crux of the matter is tying up a 911 line for a non-emergency call.”
Guess getting behind the well and putting her life, and others, in danger is better than tying up an emergency line. Well, according to Michigan police anyway.
SOURCE: CBS News | VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube