October 18, 2007 / 4:38 PM / 12 years ago

Tipsy driver alerts police by mistake

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian motorist too drunk to change a tire phoned a police emergency number by mistake instead of the breakdown service and wound up losing his license, police said on Thursday.

“He mixed up emergency service numbers,” a police official in the central town of Andau told Reuters.

“On the phone it was clear he was highly intoxicated and we sent over a patrol car. He doesn’t need his vehicle now because we took his license.”

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