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Mich. police: Drunken driver called 911 on herself

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[April 01, 2010]  EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Police in Michigan have released a copy of a 911 call where a suspected drunken driver chats with an emergency dispatcher for about 20 minutes before she is pulled over and arrested.

In the first moments of the March 13 call, the dispatcher asks: "Are you intoxicated?" and the woman replies: "Absolutely." The dispatcher pleads with the woman to pull over and she tells him she "shouldn't be driving."

The dispatcher helped officers find the driver in East Lansing.

Police say the 27-year-old Charlotte resident placed the call at 5:40 a.m. The woman was issued a citation for operating while intoxicated and faces up to 90 days in jail. Her name hasn't been released.

Police released the call Friday to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request.

[Associated Press]

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