Drunken man attempts to pick up DUI suspect from police station

Posted at 7:38 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 07:38:16-05

BROWN DEER, WI (WISN/CNN) – A woman arrested in Wisconsin for first offense drunken driving called a friend to pick her up at the police station, but that friend showed up drunk.

When the man arrived at the Brown Deer Police Department, he became the subject of an investigation after officers smelled intoxicants on his breath.

That suspicion triggered field sobriety tests that were administered right in the police station’s lobby.

The tests didn’t go well, and the man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

"Fortunately, sometimes a poor decision is followed up by somebody else's poor decision when they're trying to help,” Officer Nick Andersen said.

Police double-checked that the person who finally picked up the pair of OWI suspects from the station had not been drinking.

"Today with the call a friend, Uber, Lyft, taxi, there's so many options out there that there's really no excuse left,” Andersen said.

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