Drunk Driver In Wisconsin Gets Arrested After Parking Behind Sheriff’s Deputy

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A drunk driver in Wisconsin who attempted to help out a police officer he thought might be in trouble ended up getting arrested for his efforts.

The driver cruised past a parked Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy’s car and then turned around because he thought the deputy needed help. The drunken Good Samaritan failed a field sobriety test and then asked to be arrested.

"It kind of shows what impairment can do to you and how it takes away your thought process," Lt. Tim Fischer said. "Alcohol can make people do things they normally wouldn't do."

He said he knows of at least one other case where an intoxicated driver basically turned themselves in. "It doesn't happen very often," he said.

According to a sheriff's department report, the incident happened about 8 pm on Saturday night. A preliminary breathalyzer test rated the driver's blood-alcohol level at 0.20 percent. The legal limit to be behind the wheel is 0.08 percent, WAOW reported.

The driver was cited for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. His name and hometown have not been revealed because of driver privacy protections.

Sources: WAOW, Fox 55