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Yeah, but isn’t everyone in rural Wisconsin always drunk? So of course they’re all drunk driving!

wisconsin.jpgSometimes, listening to your drunk boyfriend will get you nothing but trouble:

A rural Fox Lake woman early Sunday was able to give a detailed description of a suspected drunken driver and the suspect ‘s vehicle to a Dodge County sheriff ‘s dispatcher.
That ‘s because the woman was calling from that vehicle — a tan 2002 pickup truck — and she was driving it, Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls said.
The woman ‘s boyfriend in the passenger seat suggested she call 911 to report her own drunken driving, so she did, Nehls said. The boyfriend was not driving, she said, because he was too drunk.
The call came in at 12:29 a.m. Sunday on the county 911 line as a hang-up call from a cell phone, Nehls said.
Dispatchers used a reverse 911 directory and called the phone, which was answered by a woman who identified herself as Patricia Dykstra, 51. She said her boyfriend made her call, because “somebody seems to think I can ‘t drive home straight.”
When the dispatcher asked her why, she said, “He seems to think I ‘m too intoxicated to drive.”
During a relatively pleasant conversation with the dispatcher — a recording of which Nehls released Monday — Dykstra gave her name, location and vehicle description before saying she should probably hang up because “I don ‘t like being on the phone while driving.”
Asked by the dispatcher if she had too much to drink, she said “I don ‘t think so, ma ‘am.”
She said she was almost home and gave the intersection. Throughout the 3 -minute call, however, the dispatcher did not suggest the woman pull over. Nehls said the dispatcher assumed the woman had already stopped, although her last advice to Dykstra was, “So Pat, drive carefully, OK? “
Deputies went to her home, where Dykstra met them on the porch, Nehls said. She had consumed a six-pack of beer, she said, and her boyfriend a 12-pack. She was ticketed for drunken driving, her first offense.

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Fox Lake is actually located in Northern Illinois. But according to IL Governor Rod Blagojevich, anything north of Chicago is Wisconsin territory, so I guess your title can stick.