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Laughing, burping woman calls police on drunk driver — while driving drunk
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Laughing, burping woman calls police on drunk driver — while driving drunk

Not surprisingly, she was arrested soon afterward

A woman in Utah was arrested after she called police on a drunk driver — while acting drunk and admitting to driving.

What's the story?

Breanna Dawn Hernandez, 32, was driving in the city of Woods Cross, Utah, on Aug. 16, when she decided to call the police and report a potential drunk driver. However, police dispatcher quickly noticed that Hernandez "sounded intoxicated, was burping, and laughing uncontrollably on the phone" during the call.

She still might have gotten away with it if she had not supplied the dispatcher with her own license plate instead of the one belonging to the other driver (assuming they even existed).

When police approached Hernandez, she tried unsuccessfully to escape on foot.

KTSU-TV reported that a probable cause statement from the incident said that "Breanna had to be restrained by officers who reported they could smell the odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her person." When police checked her car, they discovered a mostly-drunk bottle of Fireball whiskey in the cupholder next to her driver's seat. She also reportedly smelled like someone who had been drinking.

She would later voluntarily allow herself to be taken to Davis County Jail, telling the police department that "she was ready to go to jail and do her time," according to court documents. The Associated Press reported that she pleaded guilty.

What happened next?

According to inmate records from the Davis County Jail, Hernandez was booked into the jail at 9:10 a.m. local time on Sept. 4 and charged with "driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs." She was sentenced to 12 days in jail and 12 months of probation, along with community service.

Utah has some of the strictest alcohol laws in the nation. In December, Utah became the first state to lower the legal blood alcohol concentration limit from 0.08 to 0.05. The federal limit is still 0.08.

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