HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB)--An accused drunk driver was busted after an accidental call to 911.
A dispatcher took the call, around 3 am Saturday, and could hear people laughing about being too drunk to drive.
Instead of hanging up, she led police to the man behind the wheel.
Mis-dials are part of the job but this call got the attention of a third-shift dispatcher.
On the 911 call you can hear the conversation.
Passenger:"Are you okay to drive?" Driver: "Hello." Passenger: "You promise me?" Driver: "Uh Huh." Passenger: "You've got my life riding with you."
The dispatcher tries to get the caller's attention, but all you hear is arguing about who is sober enough to drive.
Police say Domingo Baltazar got behind the wheel.
You can hear his passengers protest.
Passenger: "Tell him to put the beer down, he's driving." Passenger 2: "Yeah put the beer down." Driver: "Shh."
The call lasts 10 minutes. Instead of hanging up, the dispatcher listens for clues.
Using mapping software the dispatcher was able to pinpoint the location of the vehicle here on Hixson pike and alert police.
"They talked about what kind of car one of them was going to be in and which direction they were heading and she was able to relay that information to police officers," says John Stuermer, Hamilton County 911 Executive Director.
Meanwhile, Baltazar plans his next alcohol purchase.
Thursday, July 27 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-07-28 01:44:12 GMT
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