Drunk Dialer Driver

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This is a rush transcript from "The Big Story With John Gibson and Heather Nauert," January 29, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

HEATHER NAUERT, CO-HOST: It's time to big justice and a very unusual call that was made to 911. A woman just dialed the emergency hotline to report someone doing something illegal. That person was herself!


JOHN GIBSON, CO-HOST: She must have been drunk or something - oh, wait, she was! BIG STORY correspondent Douglas Kennedy has the 911 tapes and the details for the woman who busted herself. Douglas.

DOUGLAS KENNEDY, BIG STORY CORRESPONDENT: Yes, John and Heather. This woman wasn't just drinking and driving. She was drinking, driving and dialing. It was a combination that eventually landed her in jail.


KENNEDY (voice over): "Report drunk drivers" is a command from law enforcement officers that Pat Dykstra followed to a tee.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 911 OPERATOR: Hello. Dodge County Sheriff's Department calling. We just got a 911 call from your cell phone.

KENNEDY: Only this wasn't just any drunk driver. Dykstra reported on herself.

DYKSTRA: I just want to know if somebody can follow me home because somebody seems to think I can't drive home straight.


DYKSTRA: He seems to think I am too intoxicated to drive.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 911 OPERATOR: OK, and so you called 911 or he called 911?

DYKSTRA: Well, he wanted me to call 911 because he thinks I'm too drunk to drive.

KENNEDY: Her boyfriend had 12 beers; she had six. But the Wisconsin resident was able to describe her car.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 911 OPERATOR: What kind of vehicle are you in?

DYKSTRA: Pickup truck.

KENNEDY: And her location.

DYKSTRA: Highway 33.


KENNEDY: In Fact, Her Description Was So Exact, the Dodge County sheriff eventually caught up with her and gave her a breathalyzer. (TO SHERIFF NEHLS) How drunk was she?

TODD M. NEHLS, DODGE COUNTY SHERIFF: 0.14, which is almost two times the legal limit in the State of Wisconsin.

KENNEDY: Sheriff Todd Nehls says he's been in law enforcement for over 30 years and he's never seen anything like it. (TO SHERIFF NEHLS) I mean how do you explain that someone calling 911 while they're drunk driving to report they're drunk driving?

NEHL: Most people do irrational things after they have been drinking, and this is an example of that.

KENNEDY: And unlike most drivers these days, Dykstra told the operator she needed to hang up because she was uncomfortable doing two things at once.

DYKSTRA: I don't like being on the phone while I'm driving.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 911 OPERATOR: OK. Well, I can certainly let you go, Pat, because I don't want to cause you -.

DYKSTRA: I would appreciate that because I don't like driving on the phone.

KENNEDY: The sheriff gave Dykstra a summons for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but he points out she was trying to do the right thing.

NEHLS: But I appreciate anybody that ever would contact law enforcement and admit to violating any law, ordinance or committing a crime.


KENNEDY (on camera): But he says anyone who drinks and drives should be prosecuted, even, John and Heather, if they turn themselves in.

GIBSON: Douglas, why do the cops think she did the right thing?

KENNEDY: Well, I don't think they actually think she was doing the right thing, drinking and driving. They allow that - it is good to turn yourself in if you're doing any crime, I think.

NAUERT: Douglas, this is ironic. It's OK for her — She thinks it's OK for her to be drunk, but not drunk driving and on the phone, as she said to 911.

KENNEDY: Yes. She doesn't want to be driving while on the phone and drunk, yes. It's the combination.

GIBSON: Douglas Kennedy. Douglas, thank you very much.

NAUERT: Thanks, Douglas. OK.

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