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Man Drunk Dials Cops to Help Him Start Car

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Man on phone yelling at car

It just won’t go! Yes, of course I tried offering the voice command lady a drink!

York Regional Police in King Township, Canada received a very interesting phone call early November 24th. Rather than someone calling to report a crime though, the man, 27-year-old Andrew Scuglia, merely wanted to police’s help starting his car.

At around 2:30am, the call came in, and Scuglia directed officers to his location. In a release, police said, “The call taker could hear the engine revving in the background as the driver attempted to get his vehicle moving.”

At this point, it sounds like the problem with the car could be any of a number of things, and police were probably puzzling over the problem as the pulled up the man’s car, sitting on the shoulder of the road, running, with both headlights and windshield wipers on.

The man told police he couldn’t figure out how to get it moving, and the reason why became apparent fairly quickly. Police said the man was “showing obvious signs of being impaired by alcohol.”

Again according to police, after the man was subsequently arrested and taken to the station, he took a breathalyzer test and blew over the legal limit, so he was charged with impaired car or control and over 80 care or control, which police explained: “Impaired care or control is a criminal offense for which a person can be charged with if they are impaired by drug or alcohol and make attempts to operate a vehicle. The vehicle does not need to be moving to be subject to the offense of impaired care or control.”

Really, you would have thought that the man would have gotten a clue that he was too drunk to drive when he found he was too drunk to remember how cars work.

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