DISPATCHER: “911 What are you reporting?”
DRIVER: “I just don’t know if I’m safe to be driving.”
DISPATCHER: “OK. Where are you right now?”
DRIVER: “Uhhhhhh, somewhere between Kent and Southcenter.”
DISPATCHER: “And why wouldn’t you be safe?”
DRIVER: “I’m pretty drunk. I don’t feel good.”
These stories keep on showing up at NOTW and such places, but I’m beginning to wonder if there shouldn’t be some kind of safe-harbor or mitigating-circumstances deal for calling the cops to tell them you’re too drunk to drive. Sure, you should have made your arrangements for a designated driver before you went out and got snockered, but better late than never.